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Ozark Man Sells $120,000 Worth of Fake Airbags

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- An Ozark man pled guilty to selling $120,000 worth of counterfeit airbags.

According to a news release from the Office of the U.S. Attorney, 28-year-old Aleksey Illyuk admitted that he received shipments from various Chinese manufacturers of airbags that had fake trademarks from major automakers.

He then sold them on eBay and at CarPro 417.

He pled guilty to one count of mail fraud and smuggling goods into the U.S.

Over a year and a half, he sold a $120,000 worth of fake airbags -- he now has to forfeit $103,000 to the government, in addition to several parts and airbags.

He now faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.


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