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Last updated 10:29 11/12/2013

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A prosecutor has opened the New York fraud trial of a California wine dealer by calling him greedy, but a defence lawyer says his client is the victim of a corrupt industry.

The differing views were offered to jurors in federal court in New York City during opening statements on Monday at the trial of Rudy Kurniawan.

The Indonesian-born immigrant of Chinese descent was arrested last year and accused of trying to sell more than US$1.3 million ($1.57 million) worth of counterfeit bottles to other wealthy collectors.

Prosecutor Jason Hernandez says Kurniawan manufactured fake wine labels at his Arcadia, California, kitchen.

Defence attorney Jerome Mooney portrays his client as a scapegoat.

The millionaire businessman is being held without bail.

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