Chinese businesswoman convicted on trespassing and lying charges in Mar-a-Lago instance

Chinese businesswoman convicted on trespassing and lying charges in Mar-a-Lago instance - us-canada

View towards the pool and spa of their Mar-a-Lago estate, Palm Beach, Florida, February 13, 2017.

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Yujing Zhang, a Chinese national who had been arrested by the U.S. Secret Service after gaining entrance to President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago hotel in Miami, was found guilty Wednesday of trespassing and lying to federal agents.

Zhang, a 33-year old business adviser, was convicted by a 12-person jury in Florida federal court. She faces up to six years in prison.

The Chinese national — that was carrying four cellular phones, a laptop computer, an external hard disk plus a thumb drive — was able to travel beyond numerous Secret Service agents in the hotel and input areas labeled off-limits , court records alleged.

While Zhang was Mar-a-Lago on March 30, Trump was playing golf nearby at his Trump International course.

When Zhang was arrested, she’d promised to the agents that she had been there to attend a “United Nations Friendship Event” — that did not really exist — between China and the USA, according to her criminal complaint.

NBC News reported that Zhang’s trial was delayed Monday over her lack of underwear, which ground the jury selection process to a halt for a limited while.

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Chinese businesswoman convicted on trespassing and lying charges in Mar-a-Lago instance - us-canada

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