Ozark Man Pleads Guilty to Counterfeit Airbag Scheme

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that an Ozark, Mo., man has pleaded guilty in federal court to a scheme to sell counterfeit automotive airbags and components online.

Aleksey Illyuk, 28, of Ozark, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, to one count of mail fraud and one count of smuggling goods into the United States.