A Hungarian man indicted on fraud charges stemming from a scheme targeted at online car buyers pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in federal court on Thursday.
Federal authorities and the Metro Nashville Police Department arrested Aleksandar Kunkin for selling cars on eBay and AutoTrader.com, then failing to deliver the vehicles. The scam netted victims from California to Nashville.
Metro police arrested Kunkin in June after attempting to open a bank account in Madison. The federal indictment against Kunkin was unsealed in July. He could face up to five years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.
Kunkin’s co-defendant, Beatrix Boka, has a plea hearing scheduled for next week. Kunkin is set to be sentenced on Feb. 21 next year.