No pardon for 'Two Buck Chuck' creator

January 9, 2009 5:35:14 PM PST
The California man behind "Two Buck Chuck" wine is not getting a presidential pardon.

Two Buck Chuck is the popular nickname for Charles Shaw, an inexpensive wine brand made by the Bronco Wine Company, based near Modesto.

The company's chief, Fred Franzia, plead guilty in 1993 to conspiracy to defraud, for passing off cheap grapes as more expensive zinfandel.

He has been trying to clear his record but president bush turned down his request for a pardon.


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