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Man Gets 15 Months in $500,000 Wine Theft From French Laundry Restaurant

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    The French Laundry restaurant in Napa.

    Prosecutors say a federal judge in San Jose has sentenced a man to 15 months in prison following his conviction on a conspiracy charge stemming from the theft of more than $500,000 worth of wine from a famed Napa Valley restaurant.

    U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Abraham Simmons said a judge sentenced Davis Kiryakoz on Tuesday.

    Kiryakoz pleaded guilty in December to one count of conspiracy to transport stolen goods. Prosecutors say he acknowledged stealing 110 bottles of high-end wine from French Laundry, Chef Thomas Keller's restaurant - in December 2014 and later selling some of it to a buyer in North Carolina.

    The stolen wine included a bottle that can cost up to $10,000.

    Kiryakoz also acknowledged stealing another $320,000 worth of wine from a steak house and a wine store.

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