FBI defends Kurniawan house search

Description

 The US Justice Department has accused Rudy Kurniawan of attempting to suppress evidence and has filed a motion defending its search of the alleged wine fraudster's home.
Justice Department lawyers said in a court memorandum that an initial 'sweep' of Kurniawan's house was justified, despite having not received an official search warrant at the time. Kurniawan, who was indicted on charges of selling counterfeit fine wine, as well as mail and wire fraud in May, told a US District Court in New York that FBI officers entered his home illegally and violated his Fourth Amendment rights. In a filing to the court, justice officials defended their action based on precedent, the possibility of other people in the house destroying evidence and because the agents on the scene acted in good faith. Justice officials said that, while conducting a 'protective sweep' just inside Kurniawan's house, one agent saw 'bags of corks, bags of wine labels, wax used to seal corks, empty bottles, bottles without labels, and other counterfeiting tools'. The arrest of the wine expert, known as 'Dr Conti' for his in-depth knowledge of Domaine de la Romanee Conti, sent shockwaves through the fine wine sector and auction houses earlier this year. A key allegation in the case against Kurniawan is that, in 2008, he tried to sell some 84 bottles purporting to be from Domaine Ponsot in Burgundy, including one from 1929, which was impossible as the estate did not begin bottling until 1934. The bottles were withdrawn from the auction, run by Acker Merrall and Condit, at the request of the domaine.
 

Comments

Related Ads

India Hotel Mart : Search hotels, resort and guest house

India Hotel Mart : Search hotels, resort and guest house in India at affordable price here you can found all range of accommodation  Budget Hotel, Deluxe Hotels, Luxury Hotels, hotels in Karala rs.500 to 1200/-, Book hotel starting price Rs.250/-ROOM, Room rate 300/- 500/- 650/- 700/- Rs.800/-, Rs.900/-...

(Guwahati, Assam) Tourism and travels in Assam | Tourism and travels in India

Ic Kolkata - Detective Service

Welcome to INDUS Consultancy Kolkata.Ic Kolkata, introducing our self as an upcoming Kolkata based professionally managed, Quality Conscious, Private Investigation House for providing the various types of Services in Pre-Post Employment Screening, Pre-Employment  Verification,  Authentication...

(Dibrugarh, Assam) Others in Assam | Others in India
Rs 2,000,000

INDEPENDENT HOUSES & FLATS FOR SALE FROM RS. 20 LAKHS

INDEPENDENT HOUSES AND FLATS (SINGLE BED ROOM, HALL, KITHCEN AND DOUBLE BED ROOM, HALL, KITCHEN) IN DEVELOPED (S.B.H.) COLONY NEAR HAYATHNAGAR, HYDERBAD UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOR SALE.  THE COLONY WITH ALL FACILITIES LIKE CITY BUS, DRINKING WATER, 24 HOURS GROUND WATER. DRAINAGE LINES ETC.  RATE...

(Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh) Houses for sale in Andhra Pradesh | Houses for sale in India 1 comment

We are Events and Event Fireworks Management Company in Mumbai, India.

We are Events and Event Fireworks Management Company in Mumbai, India.Office address: Pratap house, C.S.M Road, Santacruz (East), Mumbai-400055.We organised any events all over India. So if you looking for a specialized events management company, then freely contact us:Sudhagad Fireworks and Siddhi...

(Mumbai, Maharashtra) Others in Maharashtra | Others in India
Rs 14,400,000

Prestige Augusta Golf Village – house of Your Dream for Booking call@-8971315026

Prestige Augusta Golf Village – house of Your Dream for Bookings call @-8971315026 Prestige Augusta Golf Village Bangalore call-8971315026  Prestige Augusta golf village is surely a tackle linked with richness in addition to safe existing that has been launched because of the well-known...

(Bangalore, Karnataka) Apartments for sale in Karnataka | Apartments for sale in India
Advertiser:

Assam, Dhubri , clark

Contact this advertiser

Ref. 797569
IP 121.54.54.33
Published 09/12/2012
Edit ad