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2012 was the quietest year so far since 2000 as far as cult wine fakes were concerned. Unfortunately, 2013 started quite differently. At several venues, attempts are being made to defraud customers and traders with worthless bottles or bogus transfers. Empty bottles for three-digit euro amounts are also regularly auctioned at internet auctions. Spectacular is a case that has caused a furore in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and other EU countries since the beginning of this year. A wine trader and agent posing as "Dr. Ferdinand von Rohr" was arrested in Wien while handing over cult wines worth about 50,000 euro. An apparently large-scale counterfeiting ring is active here. Because with the arrest of "Dr. Ferdinand von Rohr" (with civil name Michael S.) apparently only the tip of an iceberg was arrested. The special commissions of the state criminal investigation offices (LKAs) in Munich, Cologne and Wien are investigating.

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