John E. Fox could face as much as 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for defrauding his clients over a period of six years.
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Customers confront owner of bankrupt wine store
John Fox, the embattled co-owner of Premier Cru, faced some of his long-time customers at a creditors’ hearing in Oakland.
Troubles mount for Premier Cru as FBI steps in
The FBI is investigating claims of a Ponzi scheme involving the Berkeley wine company Premier Cru.
Berkeley’s Premier Cru paid its tech staffer in wine
As the Chapter 7 bankruptcy case of the Berkeley wine store winds its way through court, significant details emerge about its operations.
Berkeley’s Premier Cru files for bankruptcy
The wine company claims it has more than $70 million in debts but only $7 million in assets, most of it wine, and leaves nearly 1,000 customers in the lurch.
Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses
The owners of Premier Cru on University Avenue have shuttered the shop. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel PREMIER CRU SHUTS ITS DOORS Premier Cru, the subject of numerous lawsuits over the alleged non-delivery of wine, has shut the doors of its retail store at 1011 University Ave. “We have transitioned to ONLINE SALES only,” reads a sign […]
Berkeley store sued over $3M of undelivered wine
Seven disgruntled customers have filed lawsuits against Premier Cru, a high-end wine store on University Avenue.