Christian Desgroux to plead guilty for impersonating general

| June 19, 2018 | 27 Comments

A number of folks sent us links to the news that Christian Desgroux plans to plead guilty for impersonating an Army general in order to impress a lady;

The strange case against Christian Desgroux unfolded after authorities say he unexpectedly had a charter helicopter pilot land on a soccer field last November at the sprawling corporate campus of SAS Institute in Cary. Wearing a military battle uniform, Desgroux told a security officer who confronted him that he was there to pick up a female employee to take her to Fort Bragg for a classified briefing authorized by President Donald Trump, according to federal agents.

After he was charged with a federal count of pretending to be a military officer, his attorney requested that the 58-year-old undergo a psychological evaluation. A Homeland Security agent previously testified that investigators suspected Desgroux was mentally ill.

Desgroux was examined at a federal prison facility in California, and a psychiatric report was filed under seal with the court in May, according to court records.

It’s not clear exactly what the report says, but his attorney wrote in a court filing last Thursday that his client won’t object to the conclusion that he was legally sane at the time.

The defense attorney, Andrew McCoppin, also wrote that his client plans to plead guilty to the charge against him.

He is looking at three years in prison, but his lawyer will probably ask for “time served” – he’s been in federal custody for five months.

Desgroux later admitted that he never served in the military. [Special Agent Tony] Bell testified that a female acquaintance of Desgroux expected him to arrive in a car for a visit, but instead they went on a 30-minute helicopter ride around Raleigh. The agent said Desgroux wanted to pursue a romantic relationship, but the woman is married.

She and the pilot appear to have been swept up in Desgroux’s strange behavior and were not charged.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Ex-PH2 says:

    Strange behavior? Strange behavior?

    Madam, if you are married but you decide to go on a date with someone who puffs himself off as a high-end military peep, it might be a good idea to think it over before you agree to do such stupid things.

    How are people so gullible now? Don’t they know how to detect spoiled milk any more?

  2. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    Maybe he watched the movie The Great Imposter.

  3. Combat Historian says:

    Did he also pretend to be the CG of XVIII Airborne Corps, like the whackjob from NY recently featured here?

  4. ChipNASA says:

    Plot Twist:

    The Dog’s Name is Dennis Chevalier

  5. charles w says:

    Authorized by President Trump…..What can Trump not do?

  6. A. Young says:

    Well, he certainly pulled out all the stops to support a bullshit lie. Hope the judge doesn’t give consideration to the insanity plea

  7. Green Thumb says:

    This dude is straight up awesome.

    He is taking his bullshit to new levels to impress a woman.

    Many of his contemporaries (other posers) would be jealous.

  8. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    It will soon be time for him to pay the proverbial Piper and here’s hoping that being in the company of Bubba & Thor are part of the TAH!

    • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

      “…part of the tab.” Stupid auto-fill and my lack of proofreading!

      • rgr769 says:

        But time in Hell might be preferable to some of the “non-consensual” activities he will experience in the “big house.” I bet the BJT&T boys haven’t taken to heart Billy Jeff’s recent observation that it is no longer socially acceptable to make people do sexual stuff “against their will.”

  9. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Romantic: “He risked prison for the love of a woman.”

    Realist: “He did WHAT just for some ass?”

  10. HMC Ret says:

    He should have impersonated the MCPON.

  11. Josey Wales says:

    Christian Desgroux- *PTUI*

  12. Josey Wales says:

    Christian Desgroux – *PTUI*

  13. Jarhead says:

    Investigators “suspected he is mentally ill”! No shit Sherlock, what was your first clue? What would they think if any one of us “suspected” the moon is less than ten miles from earth?

  14. Seems like an awful expensive and stupid way to try and get laid, and to be know less shot down in flames by a married woman…this guy is the definition of a village idiot, no ifs , ands or buts about it.

    At least the object of his amorous adventure got a nice helicopter tour out of this and a “weird but true” story to tell for years to come.

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