Rudy Kurniawan: a timeline of coverage

Rudy Kurniawan has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling thousands of fake fine wines blended in the kitchen sink of his Los Angeles home. Look back at Decanter.com coverage of the case with this timeline.

September 2009:
News: Koch files suit against Indonesian collector

February 2012:
News: Spectrum and Vanquish: Kurniawan wines are not in sale

March 2012:
News: Rudy Kurniawan arrested in Los Angeles
News: Ponsot worked ‘closely with FBI’ for Kurniawan arrest
News: Now Spectrum threatens to sue Kurniawan
News: Kurniawan arrest tip of the iceberg, say Koch and Frye

September 2012:
News: FBI defends Kurniawan house search

April 2013:
News: Bill Koch wins case against Eric Greenberg

May 2013:
News: Laurent Ponsot to testify against Kurniawan
Decanter Magazine feature: Counterfeit wines: scandal of the century
News: Christie’s withdraws suspect DRC from New York auction

November 2013:
News: Kurniawan lawyers keen to avoid trial delay

December 2013:
News: Kurniawan trial: Defence witness judges majority of trial exhibits fakes
Rudy Kurniawan trial: Day one in the courtroom
News: Kurniawan trial: ‘This is a case about greed,’ prosecution says
News: Kurniawan trial: Alleged fraudster owed millions of dollars
Rudy Kurniawan trial: Day two in the courtroom
News: Kurniawan trial: Rudy’s house ‘a wine factory’ – prosecution
News: Kurniawan trial: ‘This wine cannot exist’, winemaker Ponsot tells court
Rudy Kurniawan trial: Day three in the courtroom
Rudy Kurniawan trial: Day four in the courtroom
News: Kurniawan trial: Rudy wanted source of auction wines kept secret, witness says
Rudy Kurniawan trial: Day five in the courtroom
News: Kurniawan trial: Fine wine expert labels Rudy wines fakes
Rudy Kurniawan trial: Day six in the courtroom
News: Kurniawan trial: Defence fights back as jurors told to discuss verdict
News: Guilty: Rudy Kurniawan convicted in New York court
Rudy Kurniawan trial: Day seven in the courtroom
News: Comment: ‘To anyone who watched the trial, the outcome was a foregone conclusion’
News: Rudy Kurniawan trial: The verdict
News: Kurniawan associates ‘fled’ on his arrest say defence lawyers
News: A glimpse into the world of fake wine hunter William Koch

January 2014:
Jefford on Monday: The Oldest Wine Story of All
News: Rudy Kurniawan film goes into production

April 2014:
News: Collector Bill Koch sees damages reduced in Greenberg case
Decanter Magazine feature: The Decanter interview: Maureen Downey
News: US collector sues Antique Wine Co over alleged fakes
News: Rudy Kurniawan sentencing delayed

May 2014:
News: Rudy Kurniawan has served his sentence, argue lawyers
News: Rudy Kurniawan should get 14 years in prison, say state prosecutors
News: Where are Rudy Kurniawan’s missing fake wines?

June 2014:
News: Billionaire wine collector sheds tears over fake wine

July 2014:
News: Acker Merrall auction house pays out to settle Koch fake wines case
News: Kurniawan to ‘tell all’ in $3m settlement with billionaire Koch, as sentencing is delayed

August 2014:
News: Prosecutors race to identify more fake wines as Kurniawan sentencing looms
News: Wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan sentenced to 10 years in prison

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