Posted: Aug 2, 2011 7:39 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Aug 2, 2011 7:39 PM
Source: Associated Press
A former wine dealer in California wants to change his guilty plea for destroying $200 million dollars worth of wine. Mark Anderson pleaded guilty two years ago to setting a fire that destroyed six million bottles of wine from the Napa Valley. Some of the bottles were rare. The wine belonged to 92 wineries and 42 private collectors and were stored at a warehouse on Vallejo's Mare Island. Prosecutors say Anderson set the fire to cover up a scheme where he was selling the wine without his client's permission. Anderson blames his guilty plea on a former lawyer and asked a federal judge to order a trial.