Rudy K Gets 10 Years For Selling Counterfeit Wine

From the FBI Press Release:

"Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that prominent wine dealer RUDY KURNIAWAN was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for carrying out an elaborate scheme in which he manufactured and sold counterfeit bottles of purportedly rare and expensive wine for millions of dollars, and for fraudulently obtaining a $3 million loan from a financing company. KURNIAWAN was found guilty in December 2013 following a one-week jury trial before U.S. District Judge Richard Berman, who also imposed today’s sentence."

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said: “Rudy Kurniawan planned and executed an intricate counterfeit wine scheme, mixing cheaper, more common wines, bottling the mixture into old bottles with fake labels, and then fraudulently selling those bottles for millions of dollars. Now, Kurniawan will trade his life of luxury for time behind bars.”

Read the release.