They wined, dined and fled – but law finally catches up with Spain wine thieves

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MADRID (Reuters) – A former Mexican beauty queen and her partner enjoyed a 14-course dinner at Atrio’s Michelin-starred restaruant and hotel in western Spain followed by a guided tour of its wine cellar. But when they left the hotel before dawn the next morning, they had spirited away 45 bottles of some of the finest wines available to humanity, worth a total of about $1.7 million. The law eventually caught up with them, however. A court in the city of Careres said on Monday the woman had been sentenced to four years in prison and her Romanian-Dutch accomplice to four-and-a-half years after it…

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