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US Captures Fugitive Accused of $100 Million Charity Scam

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. federal marshals have captured a fugitive accused of running a scam that raised $100 million dollars from people who thought they were donating to help U.S. Navy veterans. Authorities identify the suspect as “Bobby Thompson,” which they say is one of many aliases he used. Federal agents captured him Monday in Portland, Oregon, charging […]

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Chinese Man Sentenced in Fake US Army Scam

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Chinese national has been sentenced to three years in prison in California for duping other Chinese immigrants to pay him so they could join a fake U.S. Army unit he created. Yupeng Deng was sentenced Wednesday in Los Angeles after pleading guilty to charges of theft by false pretenses, creating false government documents and […]

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