Man arrested for creating fake army unit

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  1. _Chimurenga_

    _Chimurenga_ LE Gallery Guru

    "Man arrested for creating fake army unit"

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A Chinese man was arrested for creating a fake U.S. Army unit and convincing immigrants that joining the squad was a path to citizenship, authorities said.

    Yupeng Deng, 51, allegedly gave his recruits military uniforms, had them parade in a Los Angeles suburb and took them to the decommissioned USS Midway aircraft carrier, which is a museum in San Diego.

    Deng charged more than 100 fellow Chinese nationals a fee of between $300 and $450 to join the fake Army unit, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office.

    He called his bogus squad the U.S. Army/Military Special Forces Reserve unit, or MSFR for short, and he gave himself the lofty title of supreme commander, prosecutors said.

    Aside from telling recruits that belonging to the unit was a path to U.S. citizenship, Deng also urged them to pay him cash for higher military rank, according to prosecutors.

    He also allegedly provided them with fake documents and phony military identification cards.

    Deng, a resident of the Los Angeles suburb of El Monte, was arrested on Tuesday by sheriff's deputies.

    He was charged with theft by false pretenses, manufacturing deceptive government documents and counterfeit of an official government seal.

    Deng faces up to eight years in prison if convicted. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday, and is being held on $500,000 bail.

    Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the District Attorney's Office, declined to comment on how Deng was caught.

    "All the details and evidence will come out in a preliminary hearing," she said.

    (Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis: Editing by Peter Bohan)
  2. Erm...does anyone remember who started up 49 PARA? I only ask because...
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  3. Now that is worthy of a fucking medal! Top blagging if you ask me!

    Some idiots deserve to be robbed of their cash.....dumb cunts.
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  4. onehunglow I payed my £100 and am a proud lifelong member despite never have been on ops
  5. The Legion of Frontiersmen have been doing this for years.
  6. Shit :omfg: Rumbled. ;-)
  7. Similar thing over here.

    They are called 'The Morecambe Bay Chinese Cockle Pickers.'

    Or at least they were, until the tide came in a tad fast one day and sort of disbanded them.
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  8. chimera

    chimera LE Moderator

    With the financial cuts that are about to hit us this year a good proportion of the units of the British Army will be as good as fake.
  9. Isn't he AKA The Prime Minister
  10. Suprised the spam military hasn't caught on and started recruiting the Chinese en mass , That way China won't be as much of a threat when it all kicks off and it has to shoe itself before reaching Spamland.
  11. "Bbbbyyyyyeeee theeeee rrrrrrrrrreeeeeffffttttttttttt"!
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  12. I'm sure a Pay Corps guy invented his own detachment in Malaya in the fifties or sixties and drew the pay for each and every one of them. Perhaps it was just Army Urban Legend but I like to think it was true.
  13. HHH

    HHH LE

    I wonder if they were able to pick their rank of a list, sort of like a "Chinese Menu"
  14. Yeah because only the Gubmint's allowed to do that.
  15. Ooh, I will harve number Oh-Thlee, Rootenant prease!
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