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Rare wine dealer pleads not guilty to fraud in US

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Rudy Kurniawan, once hailed as one of the world's most influential rare wine dealers, has pleaded not guilty in a US court to charges he was passing off ordinary bottles as expensive vintages. 

Champagne bottles are displayed on a shelf at a supermarket on December 21, 2012 in Montesson, near Paris. Rudy Kurniawan, once seen as one of the world's most influential dealers in rare wine, has pleaded not guilty to charges he was cheating clients by passing cheap bottles off as vintage.

The Indonesian-born Kurniawan entered his plea in a federal court in New York after prosecutors filed a new indictment that updated existing charges against him, to which he had previously also pleaded not guilty.

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