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Army Reaches Out to Chinese Community after Scam

4 years ago April 18, 2011 Apr 18, 2011 Monday, April 18 2011 Monday, April 18, 2011 6:38:54 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

The Army has to do damage control after 100 immigrants in the Chinese community of El Monte, California thought they were joining the U.S. Army for a fee of $400 each. Authorities say Yupeng Deng posed as a recruiter and they arrested him last week on charges of selling bogus identification documents. He's in jail on half a million dollars bond. The Army held a press conference on Monday to let the community know how to contract legitimate recruiters. Federal prosecutors say Deng told the immigrants by joining the army it would improve their chances of obtaining green cards and becoming U.S. citizens.

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