Wine Forger Gets 10 Years
Given the meteoric prices of vintage wine, in which a single bottle can cost more than a college education, it was merely a matter of time before counterfeiters turned their attention to wine. By mixing bottles of wine in his kitchen and affixing fake labels, dealer Rudy Kurniawan had long defrauded deep-pocketed wine enthusiasts, raking in millions of dollars on his sales. At last, his crimes caught up to him and Kurniawan was sentenced to 10 years in jail and forced to pay $28 million in restitution.
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