Crime He tried to woo a woman — by chartering a helicopter for a fake military mission, officials say

22:21  13 february  2018
22:21  13 february  2018 Source:   MSN

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You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. He tried to woo a woman — by chartering a © Courtesy Robinson Helicopter Company/ An undated photo of a Robinson R44 Raven II, similar to the model chartered by Christian Desgroux.

Christian Desgroux and the strange case of a nonexistent military mission involving a fake general. He claimed to be a general on a Trump-approved mission , officials say . An undated photo of a Robinson R44 Raven II, similar to the model chartered by Christian Desgroux.

a top view of a city: An undated photo of a Robinson R44 Raven II, similar to the model chartered by Christian Desgroux. © Courtesy Robinson Helicopter Company/ An undated photo of a Robinson R44 Raven II, similar to the model chartered by Christian Desgroux.

The candy-apple red helicopter descended onto a North Carolina soccer field one evening last November, on a top-secret mission approved by President Trump himself. The three-star general was to escort a woman from the grounds of her data analytics firm to a classified briefing at a nearby military base.

Yet Christian Desgroux was not an Army general, but an auto mechanic.

And he was, unsurprisingly, not on a clandestine mission authorized by Trump to fly to Fort Bragg, N.C., authorities said Monday.

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Lucky woman who ever is married to him haaaaaah dayahm! lol :D.. Finally, I just want to say a massive THANK YOU TO ALL MILITARY FORCES COMBINED When I told him , I knew he was a scamer, since then he is trying to intimidating me saying he will use my pics as a scamer for men.

RALEIGH, N.C. – A man pretending to be a three-star U.S. Army general wanted to impress a woman when he unexpectedly landed in a chartered helicopter at the headquarters But none of it was true: Desgroux later acknowledged to federal agents that he had never served in the U.S. military , Bell said .

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Desgroux, 57, was indicted last week and charged with impersonating an officer on duty, which carries a maximum penalty of three years in jail and a $250,000 fine.

Department of Homeland Security special agent Tony Bell testified at a detention hearing Monday that Desgroux falsely claimed to be a senior Army officer when he hired a helicopter and pilot from a Charlotte company on Nov. 6, according to a summary provided to The Washington Post by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Raleigh.

Donning what appeared to be an Army flight uniform with three black stars, indicating a rank of lieutenant general, Desgroux had the pilot land a Robinson R44 helicopter at a company soccer field at the SAS Institute in Cary, outside Raleigh, after the pilot picked him up near his home in the area.

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Advice from a me, a 57 year old woman only trying to help you. Sent me a pic of him in uniform in a helicopter . He says he has been in service for 20 years, has a 15 year old son in Bronx, NY. in the US military and have a peace mission in Syria….. he said he is widowed and have a 5 year old son

Authorities say a man pretending to be a U.S. Army general wanted to impress a woman when he unexpectedly landed a helicopter at the headquarters of a This undated mug shot shows Christian Desgroux, 57, who’s accused of pretending to be a U.S. Army general when he landed a chartered

Desgroux surprised the woman with a helicopter flight when she simply expected him to arrive in a vehicle at the company, the agent told a federal magistrate.

a person posing for the camera: Christian Desgroux. (Wake City-County Bureau of Identification/AP) © Provided by WP Company LLC d/b/a The Washington Post Christian Desgroux. (Wake City-County Bureau of Identification/AP)

Bell said he believed the false pretense and promise of an important briefing with a lawyer was an attempt by Desgroux to romance the unnamed woman, who knew the man for about 20 years and said she believed he was experiencing maritial problems. It is unclear if she believed his claims of being a general.

Defense attorney Andrew McCoppin said Desgroux intends to plead not guilty when he is arraigned, according to the Associated Press.

“It appears that a number of things have snowballed to where we are today,” McCoppin told the judge.

McCoppin’s office did not return a request for comment.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office did not identify the helicopter charter company, but when contacted by The Post, Reini Grauer, the owner of Charlotte Helicopters, said the company had flown Desgroux last November.

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Cramer Williams is a fake also says in got put on special mission to Nigeria Africa and is trying to get help from a doctor name Lola Anderson for 235.00 to Sat he has heart And when I said I’d come to Nigeria instead, he could not tell me the nearest airport, though he claimed to be in the helicopters .

6 when a helicopter chartered by Desgroux landed on a soccer field at the sprawling corporate "She had no idea that he was flying a helicopter to pick her up," Bell said . Officials : Officer shoots just-released inmate after attack. Uber driver: Woman became mad over music, hit me across head.

“He saluted the security officers, and they actually saluted him back,” Bell said, the AP reported.

The woman then boarded the aircraft with Desgroux, with Miller in the pilot’s seat.

The helicopter took off, but Desgroux wasn’t sure where they should go, so they circled Raleigh for about half an hour, Miller said. The pilot added that the woman claimed her headset wasn’t working properly, saying she could not hear him or Desgroux during the flight.

“I’m not convinced [the headset] had problems,” Miller said, describing the woman as “extremely nervous,” although he chalked up her apprehension to preflight jitters.

After about half an hour, the helicopter returned to SAS’s campus and dropped off the woman, which is when SAS security officials called local police, the AP reported. Miller and Desgroux took flight again, and the pilot declined to drop Desgroux off near a Raleigh supermarket in the dark.

The total cost for about three hours total flight time was more than $1,500, Miller said.

It was the second time Desgroux had chartered a helicopter from the company. In 2017, he also wore an Army uniform on a flight to Jacksonville, N.C., where he talked about plans for another flight to land at the Pentagon, Miller said. The pilot told Desgroux he needed written authorization from authorities.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A man pretending to be a three-star U.S. Army general wanted to impress a woman when he unexpectedly landed in a chartered helicopter at the headquarters But none of it was true: Desgroux later acknowledged to federal agents that he had never served in the U.S. military , Bell said .

Well, Desgroux said, he could land at “the embassy,” Miller recalled him saying, but he did not clarify which of the 177 diplomatic missions in Washington he meant.

Shannon Heath, an SAS spokeswoman, said in a statement that the incident was “isolated” and was unrelated to official business. She said the company provides data analysis to the Department of Homeland Security but declined to elaborate on the nature of its work.

A judged ordered Desgroux to be confined pending his arraignment. Desgroux had outstanding state charges of domestic violence and fleeing an officer to elude arrest, according to U.S. attorney spokesman Don Connelly.

Grauer said he was unsure imprisonment was an appropriate sentence for someone he believed to be struggling with a mental-health issue.

“If he’s a national security threat, then hell yeah,” Grauer said. “But if he does that to impress girls, I don’t think someone like that belongs in a jail.”

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