A California wine collector faces sentencing in New York after he was convicted of making up to $20 million from 2004 to 2012 by selling bogus bottles of wine.
Kurniawan was a connoisseur of counterfeiting who mastered label making, cork stamping, bottle waxing and recorking to create fake bottles of wine.
Wine connoisseurs rejoiced after a jury took less than two hours to return a guilty verdict against Rudy Kurniawan.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Facciponti made the statement during his closing argument Tuesday at the criminal trial of Rudy Kurniawan.
A federal trial continued Friday for Rudy Kurniawan, accused of selling millions of dollars worth of counterfeit wine.