Monday, June 20, 2005
When you have a wine fraud, how do you charge the crime. In the case of the United States Attorney's Office for the Central District of California, the case becomes a wire fraud and other charges. According to a recent press release of the of this office, a Colorado wine merchant will be pleading guilty to "two counts of mail fraud, four counts of wire fraud, and one count of conducting an unlawful monetary transaction." The press release states that the defendant "admits that from early 2000 through January 2003 he operated a fraudulent scheme that purported to sell clients wine and wine futures."