Haute-Savoie sentenced for stealing great wines from restaurants

Annecy Criminal Court (Haute-Savoie), sentenced four men to imprisonment Tuesday in connection with a case of theft of great wines from restaurants.

Haute-Savoie sentenced for stealing great wines from restaurants

Annecy Criminal Court (Haute-Savoie), sentenced four men to imprisonment Tuesday in connection with a case of theft of great wines from restaurants. .

On the night of February 6-7, 2018, the establishment of Jean Sulpice was visited in Talloires, on the shores Lake Annecy. They left behind more than 300 bottles worth of grands crus and a total value of around 400,000 euros.

The investigation was primarily based on video surveillance. It also included telephone surveillance. Six establishments were targeted, mostly in Haute-Savoie, between November 2017 to February 2018.

Three men between 30 and 40 years old were sentenced to one- to three years imprisonment for their crimes in Lyon suburbs.

"There was no preparation. "We were closer to nickel-plated feet that to the professionals we would love to pass off as," one burglar, who was recognized in photos of Saint-Didier-de-la's L'Ambroisie restaurant, said to the stand. -Tour (Isere), because of his facial scar.

Two other defendants also denied being involved in the robberies. They referred only to the other members of their group as "neighborhood acquaintances", and not the other suspects. The court also acquitted a fourth defendant. The dealer, who was also from Lyon, purchased wine stocks online "in an amateur manner" prior to the facts.

According to Me Tristan Jannot his lawyer, the "expert" was "intoxicated with his passion" when he discovered that he had "exceptional bottles" which he gave to friends and wine professionals. He was sentenced to seven years in prison for concealment. This sentence will be carried out using an electronic bracelet.

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