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California wine collector convicted of fraud

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The entrance to Federal Court where the trial of wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan is starting December 10, 2013 in New York. Kurniawan is accused of masterminding a lucrative scheme to sell fake vintage wine in New York and London. STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

Today, a California wine collector was convicted of fraud for making wine in his kitchen and passing bottles off as much older vintages.

Rudy Kurniawan sold $1.3 million worth of the faux Bordeaux to wine collectors, including billionaire William Koch. For more we're joined by Tina Susman, national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. S 

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