Three bottles of 1911 DRC Romanee-Conti have sold for $45,000 in an auction of wines belonging to convicted fraudster Rudy Kurniawan.
The auction was held by Gaston & Sheehan on December 15.
Kurniawan was jailed in 2013 for passing off counterfeit wine as the real thing. He had a huge list of clients, including 'Oracle of Omaha' Warren Buffett.
Jason Martinez of the US Marshals' asset forfeiture division explained in the run-up to the sale: "It may sound ironic that we are selling wine that belonged to a convicted wine counterfeiter, but we are duty-bound to recoup as much value from the sale of these authentic wines as possible to compensate those who were victims of his fraud."
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