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  • Rudy Kurniawan Romanee-Conti makes $45,000
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    Paul Fraser
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Rudy Kurniawan Romanee-Conti makes $45,000

 

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.

Romanee Conti wine
Kurniawan was jailed in 2013 for selling counterfeit wine

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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    Paul Fraser
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