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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

1855 (aka Heracles) under French fraud investigation

Le Parisien devotes a full page today 
to these 'crooks' – Chalon and Hyon

Le Parisien is reporting that and fraudsters Emeric Sauty de Chalon and Fabien Hyon may finally be facing French justice with the Paris Public Prosecution looking into how Chalon and Hyon ran companies that owed 40M€, had 11,000 disappointed clients and failed to deliver a large percentage of the wines its clients ordered.  

Philippe Blanchetier, lawyer for 1855's management, 'the accusations of fraud are entirely wrong, that they were victims of the Bordeaux establishment who disapproved of 1855's approach and set out to undermine the company. Chalon and Hyon are now penniless.'

Is the English translation of 'Blanchetier' perhaps whitewash?    

Decidedly good news, although very belated, if Le Parisien is correct.

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