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Wine Spectator: U.S. Authorities Deport Wine Counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan

April 14, 2021

Less than a week ago, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers escorted Rudy Kurniawan onto a commercial flight at Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport to begin the final chapter of deportation proceedings. Just over 24 hours later, and after one layover, the convicted wine counterfeiter arrived in Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, just outside Jakarta, Indonesia, according to an ICE bulletin, ending more than two decades in the United States. What’s unclear is what the man once known in wine collecting circles as Dr. Conti will do next. Wine Spectator has the full story.—Mitch Frank

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