Sometimes you just have to admire a person's chutzpah. There's a guy called Yupeng Deng who's been accused in the US of creating his own army unit and recruiting immigrants with the promise of a fast-track to citizenship.
The self-styled Military Forces Special Reserve cost a few hundred dollars to join. It's alleged though that Deng (who called himself the Supreme Commander) charged people extra to progress through the ranks.
In a bid to add authenticity to the military experience, troops were supposedly taken to a decommissioned aircraft carrier in San Diego.
This is one case that WARTE will watch with interest. The local District Attorney's office promises a preliminary hearing soon.