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Jeffry Hill Court & Professional Updates

An exclusion order is being prepared by the U.S. Attorney’s office in connection with the trial of Jeffry Hill, according to federal court records. He did not appear at the court hearing which, according to the court docket, lasted 2 minutes. No details have been released regarding the subject of the exclusion order.

 

Hill was arrested Nov. 2, 2016 on federal wire fraud charges and has been free on bail after surrendering his passport.

 

A status conference has been set for May 5 in  San Francisco federal district court before Judge Richard Seeborg who is also handling the Treasury/Ste. Michelle dueling stags case.

 

Hill was arrested following the unsealing of a federal grand jury indictment charging him with four counts each of mail fraud and wire fraud. Federal prosecutors are seeking at least $1.5 million in restitution. The charges stem from a wine and grape fraud scheme, (: “TTB Carpet Bombs Hill Wine Co With Felony Allegations”).

 

Hill was arrested in Clovis where he lives now. According to court documents and a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office, Hill made his initial court appearance in Fresno Federal Court and was released after surrendering his passport.

 

More information in this Wine Industry Insight article:Feds charge Jeffry Hill with wire & mail fraud in Napa Valley vintage and appellation fiddling scheme

Jeffry Hill starts Agronomy Web Site and Consulting Service

Jeffry Hill has launched a new web site and business using his agronomy education and experience.

 

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