Tag Archives: Crime

• Looks Like French Wineries Being Used for Money Laundering

Looks Like French Wineries Being Used for Money Laundering

Watchdogs warn that a few Chinese and Russian investors are hiding bad cash in vineyard sales. France’s anti-money laundering authority has gone public with suspicions that foreigners are using investments in French vineyards to clean dirty money. The 2012 annual report form the Traitement du renseignement et action contre les circuits financiers clandestins (Tracfin), part […]

• UK: Wine & Spirit Trade Assoc. launches new fraud prevention unit

Wine and spirit trade industry body the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) is launching a fraud prevention unit in an effort to combat fraud in the sector. The new unit will work with police and customs officers to combat issues such as identity theft, counterfeiting and wine investment fraud. According to the WSTA – […]

• 21,000 bottle California heist of Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka

21,000 bottle California heist of Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka

Dan Aykroyd is the victim in a MASSIVE vodka heist — we’re told over 21,000 bottles of his  Crystal Head Vodka were stolen from a California warehouse recently … and get this, Dan ain’t even mad. Dan released a statement to TMZ — claiming, he is both “distressed and elated” after hearing that several hundred […]