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Fraud News: Counterfeit Airbags, Workers’ Comp Premium Scheme

Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to Counterfeit Airbag Scheme A southwestern Missouri man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to a scheme to sell counterfeit automotive airbags and components online. This guilty plea resulted from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and …

North Carolina Man Gets 7 Years for Selling Fake Airbags

A Union County, N.C., man accused of selling thousands of counterfeit airbags has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Igor Borodin sold more than 7,000 airbags on eBay that he obtained from Chinese manufacturers. Borodin pleaded …

Washington Man Gets 6 Months for Counterfeit Airbags

Federal prosecutors say a Vancouver, Wash., man has been sentenced to six months in prison for importing and selling more than 950 counterfeit vehicle airbags on eBay and Craigslist. Vitaliy Yaremkiv pleaded guilty last May to conspiracy to traffic in …

New Laws Enacted to Fight Fraud in New York

New York Governor Cuomo recently signed two bills that increase safety for the state’s drivers and passengers. It is now illegal in New York to make, distribute, sell or install counterfeit or non-functional airbags. In addition, it is now a …

Safety Regulator Issues Warning About Counterfeit Airbags

The U.S. safety regulator issued a warning on Wednesday to consumers with repaired vehicles that they may have airbags that don’t inflate in an accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said testing had revealed the problem involving the sale …