Man arrested for creating fake army unit

_Chimurenga_

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"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...
 
#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.
 
#4
Erm...does anyone remember who started up 49 PARA? I only ask because...
onehunglow I payed my £100 and am a proud lifelong member despite never have been on ops
 
#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.
 

chimera

LE
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#8
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
"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)
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.
 
#13
I wonder if they were able to pick their rank of a list, sort of like a "Chinese Menu"
 
#17
See, that just made me think that Jonathan Ross is their RSM!
 
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stabradop

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#18
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.
Thought they were the "Morecombe Bay Underwater Marine Corps" let by Lt Col Drow N Ing, the RSM was called Fuk Is Cold
 
#19
WTF?

It seems until as recently as last summer, USS RANGER was going to be a museum ship here, in Portland, Oregon. I saw no local news reporting saying she'd be staying in California.

Once again we've been californicated!
 
#20
Anyone want to join the 43rd Foot & Mouth (The Chocolate Eclairs)? My price list is as follows:

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Sarnt - £5.00 (Mess Bill £15.00 P/M)
Sarnt Major - £5.50 (Mess Bill £20.00 P/M)

Leftenant £30.00
Capitan £50.00
Colonell £ 150.00

Messing by arrangement

Grandmaster Commandant in Chief, King of Kings and Master of Torquay Netley Ned

You supply your own uniform, char walla, weapons, ammo, and snappy accessories...we supply the fun!

Drill nights meet at the Fardon marina by the Boat House :wink:

To join send a cheque to...
 

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