California man jailed for fake US Army unit scam

LOS ANGELES - A California man who conned Chinese immigrants into joining his fake US Army unit was sentenced on Wednesday to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty to counterfeiting and other charges.
Yupeng Deng gave himself the title "Supreme Commander" when he was running his fictitious unit, and he promised recruits their time in his squad was a path to US citizenship.
A Chinese national from the Los Angeles suburb of El Monte, Deng convinced over 200 Chinese nationals from around the United States to join, and charged them initiation fees ranging from $300 to $450.
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