Federal investigators searching more homes in fake auto parts case

Published: Aug. 23, 2012 at 2:33 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 22, 2012 at 4:27 PM EDT
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INDIAN TRAIL, NC (WBTV) - Federal investigators are in Union County for the second time in less than a week as part of an investigation into counterfeit auto parts.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who is leading the investigation, referred all questions to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Charlotte.

Agents are searching a home on Arbor Point Drive in Indian Trail.

Government sources tell WBTV News that the investigations are connected to the seizures on Crismark Drive in Indian Trail on August 16th.

The owner of the home, 26-year-old Igor Borodin is charged with trafficking counterfeit goods and transporting hazardous materials.

Last week, investigators seized 1,514 counterfeit airbags from the home and another 99 at an auto shop on Orr Road in Charlotte, according to the indictment filed in U.S. District Court.

Over $60,000 in cash was taken from the home as well.

Borodin told investigators that he knew the airbags were fake. He is being held in federal custody while a judge decides whether or not to release him on $25,000 bond.

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