Monday, April 18, 2011

Hail the Supreme Commander

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.

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