Fake Army General Lands Helicopter On Soccer Field

Impostor To Plead Guilty

June 18, 2018 - 4:13 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man accused of landing a chartered helicopter at a North Carolina technology company plans to plead guilty to impersonating an Army general.

    Authorities say Christian Desgroux had a charter helicopter pilot land on a soccer field last November at the corporate campus of SAS Institute in Cary.

    According to federal agents, Desgroux told a security officer he was picking up a female employee to take her to Fort Bragg for a classified briefing.

    He was charged with a federal count of pretending to be a military officer. His defense attorney, Andrew McCoppin, wrote in a court filing last week that his client plans to plead guilty and he won't object to a conclusion that he was sane at the time of the incident. McCoppin didn't respond to a message Monday.

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