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William Koch wins fraud suit over fake wine

Billionaire says that he is “marching down [a] hit list of fakers” who sell counterfeit bottles

Billionaire businessman William Koch got a little bit richer on Tuesday, after a federal jury ruled that his lawsuit against a wine consigner wasn’t just sour grapes.

Koch accused Eric Greenberg, the founder of several tech companies, of selling him 24 bottles of counterfeit wine at a 2005 Zachys auction. The billionaire paid $320,000 for the bottles, which included a supposedly authentic 1864 Chateau Latour costing $14,160, two 1950 Chateau petrus magums priced at $20,060 each and a 1921 Chateau petrus magnum that sold for $29,500.

Alanna Byrne

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