Rudy Kurniawan, wine fraudster, sentenced to 10 years in jail
August 8 , 2014
Rudy Kurniawan, a fraudster, who mixed old and new wines and passed them off as expensive stuff, was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment by the US, as per media reports.
Kurniawan, 37, an Indonesian national, was also ordered to pay $20m for the fraud and $28.4m to the victims.
His con-job lasted from 2004 to 2012, prosecutors said. Since his arrest in 2012, he has spent two years in jail so far. His victims, included the billionaire Bill Koch and restaurateur David Doyle.