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Wine Connoisseur Busted for Fraud

Posted in Mail/WIre/Honest Services Fraud

The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday that one of the world’s leading fine wine collectors, Rudy Kurniawan, was arrested for wine fraud (well, they didn’t actually say “wine fraud”), apparently, the guy was arrested for mail and wire fraud related to fraudulently obtaining loans and attempting to sell counterfeit bottles of French Burgundy. Turning a wonderful… Continue Reading

7th Circuit Reverses Mail and Wire Fraud Conviction of Contractor for Alleged Bid Rigging

Posted in Fraud, Mail/WIre/Honest Services Fraud

Steven Fenzl was the principal of Urban Services of America, Inc. ("Urban"). Fenzl was charged with alleged mail fraud and wire fraud in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The charges related to alleged bid-rigging under the Sherman Act on a 2005 contract to refurbish the City of Chicago’s garbage carts…. Continue Reading