About 500 bottles of counterfeit wine destroyed in Texas

About 500 bottles of counterfeit wine destroyed in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — About 500 bottles of counterfeit wine have been destroyed in Texas in a case linked to a California dealer who mixed cheap vintages and sold them for millions of dollars. Rudy Kurniawan in 2013 was convicted of mail and wire fraud in federal court in New York. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, ordered to forfeit $20 million and must make nearly $25 million in restitution.

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