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Saturday 20 September 2014

Wine Fraud

The big fake fall out

As Rudy Kurniawan, fine wine’s answer to Bernie Madoff, begins his prison sentence in New York, the trade is coming to terms with the fall-out.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 2 Comments »

Kurniawan to be sentenced today

Convicted wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan will be sentenced today in New York.

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Koch loses US$12m in damages

US billionaire Bill Koch has lost nearly $12 million in damages he had initially won in a lawsuit against a fellow wine collector.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 1 Comment »

Wine investment firm that hired Wolf of Wall Street shut down

A UK-based wine investment firm that hired the “Wolf of Wall Street”, Jordan Belfort, to give a motivational seminar has been shut down in the public interest.

Friday, February 28th, 2014 2 Comments »

Parker: ‘Natural’ wine will be exposed as ‘fraud’

US wine critic Robert Parker has predicted that “natural” wines will be exposed “as a fraud” in 2014.

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 8 Comments »

Fake Bordeaux fine wine company exposed

A fake wine company which accepted more than £1 million in sham investments in Bordeaux fine wines has been exposed by UK police.

Friday, February 14th, 2014 1 Comment »

Police seize ‘illegal’ wines sold by attorney

Police have seized more than 2,000 bottles of wine from the home of an attorney alleged to be in charge of an illegal mail order wine network.

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Kurniawan may plead insanity in trial

Alleged wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan may be planning an insanity defence when he stands trial in New York next month for US$1.3m worth of wine fraud.

Friday, November 8th, 2013 No Comments »

Wine fraudsters found guilty

The brother and sister behind the Nouveau/Finbow wine fraud were yesterday found guilty after a two month trial.

Friday, July 19th, 2013 No Comments »

Napa wine exec accused of embezzling £575k

A former senior executive of Napa-based online wine retailer The Winetasting Network is wanted as a fugitive after failing to appear in a US federal court on charges of fraud.

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 1 Comment »

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