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CrimeChinese woman who entered Mar-a-Lago faces hearing

10:15  15 april  2019
10:15  15 april  2019 Source:   msn.com

Pompeo suggests Mar-a-Lago breach tied to Chinese espionage

Pompeo suggests Mar-a-Lago breach tied to Chinese espionage Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that the recent arrest of Yujing Zhang, the woman who allegedly breached security at President Donald Trump's private Florida club while carrying Chinese passports and a flash drive containing malware, is an example of the threat Beijing poses to the US. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

A consultant from China who was arrested after entering President Trump’s Mar - a - Lago resort was indicted on charges of making false statements to A version of this article appears in print on , on Page A16 of the New York edition with the headline: Grand Jury Indicts Chinese Woman on Charges

Yujing Zhang, who was in possession of cellphones and drives containing malware, was arrested after visiting the Trump resort.

Chinese woman who entered Mar-a-Lago faces hearing© The Associated Press In this artist sketch, a Chinese woman, Yujing Zhang, left, listens to a hearing Monday, April 8, 2019, before federal Magistrate Judge William Matthewman in West Palm Beach, Fla. Secret Service agents arrested the 32-year-old woman March 30 after they say she gained admission by falsely telling a checkpoint she was a member and was going to swim. (Daniel Pontet via AP)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Chinese woman charged with lying to illegally enter President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club while carrying computer malware could be granted bail Monday, though she likely would not be released as her visa has been revoked.

Chinese woman arrested at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort due in Florida court

Chinese woman arrested at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort due in Florida court Chinese woman arrested at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort due in Florida court

A woman carrying two Chinese passports and a device containing computer malware lied to Secret Service agents and briefly gained admission Yang recently made news after it was learned she was promising Chinese business leaders that her consulting firm could get them access to Mar - a - Lago

— A woman carrying two Chinese passports and a device containing computer malware lied to Secret Service agents and briefly gained admission Yang recently made news after it was learned she was promising Chinese business leaders that her consulting firm could get them access to Mar - a - Lago

Federal Magistrate Judge William Matthewman will decide whether to grant bail to Yujing Zhang, 32, on charges of lying to Secret Service agents and illegally entering a restricted area. If he does, immigration officials would likely detain her if she posts it because without a visa she has no authorization to be in the country. Zhang faces up to five years if convicted.

Zhang was arrested March 30 after Secret Service agents say she lied to gain access to the president's exclusive club. She carried two passports, four cellphones, a laptop, an external hard drive and a thumb drive carrying computer malware, agents said. In a later check of her hotel room, agents say, they found a device for detecting hidden cameras, more computer gear, $8,000 in cash and numerous debit and credit cards. She is not charged with espionage, but the FBI is still investigating. Her bail hearing began last week, but was adjourned to give her public defenders additional time to make a case for her release.

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A woman from China, accused of illegally entering President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, is due in court Monday

Yujing Zhang is charged with lying to federal agents and illegally entering a restricted area, and remains in custody.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A woman carrying two Chinese passports and a device containing computer malware lied to Secret Service agents and briefly gained admission to President Donald Trump's Mar - a - Lago club over the weekend during his Florida visit, federal prosecutors allege in court

The Secret Service says Zhang gained access by telling an agent outside Mar-a-Lago that she was a member arriving for a swim. Agents say she wasn't on the membership list, but a club manager thought Zhang might be a member's daughter -- about 7% of Chinese nationals are named Zhang, that country's third-most common surname. Agents then asked Zhang if the member was her father, but they say she did not answer definitively. They still admitted her.

Zhang's story changed when she got inside, agents say, telling a front desk receptionist she was there to attend the United Nations Chinese American Association event scheduled for that evening. No such event was scheduled and agents were summoned. They say she became confrontational, so she was taken off property and then to the local Secret Service office, undergoing about nine hours of questioning. She had arrived in the U.S. two days earlier on a flight from Shanghai to Newark, New Jersey.

Schumer: Ousted Secret Service chief 'must' testify about Mar-a-Lago security breach

Schumer: Ousted Secret Service chief 'must' testify about Mar-a-Lago security breach Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the outgoing Secret Service director "must testify before Congress as soon as possible" about the arrest of a Chinese national at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles was ousted from the job on Monday after the major breach. Schumer, D-N.Y., said Alles must testify "about the potential security vulnerabilities," at the Palm Beach, Fla.

A Chinese woman who tried to enter US President Donald Trump's Mar - a - Lago club has been charged for unlawful entry . If convicted of unlawful entry , she faces a maximum sentence of a year in prison and a $US1,000 fine. Zhang was arrested March 30 after Secret Service agents said she lied

A Chinese woman illegally entered President Trump's Mar - a - Lago club with a device containing computer malware and lied to Secret Service. She remains in custody pending a hearing next week. Her public defender, Robert Adler, declined comment. There is no indication Zhang was ever near the

Her public defender, Robert Adler, suggested during last week's hearing that Zhang might have been not have been lying but confused by the language barrier.

A Secret Service agent told Matthewman last week that when an agency analyst uploaded the malware found on Zhang's thumb drive, it immediately began installing and corrupting his computer's files. The Secret Service says when such tests are conducted the computer is not on any network, so no damage was done. Government analysts were still trying to determine the malware's purpose.

Adler said wire records show Zhang paid $20,000 in February to Charles Lee, a Chinese national, for admission to the event. Lee ran the United Nations Chinese Friendship Association and was photographed at least twice with Cindy Yang, a Republican donor and former Florida massage parlor owner. She recently made news after it was learned she was promising Chinese business leaders that her consulting firm could get them access to Mar-a-Lago and mingle with the president.

Yang previously owned a spa where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was charged with soliciting prostitution. Kraft has pleaded not guilty but has also apologized for his conduct.

Judge orders lockup of Chinese woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago.
A federal judge Monday ordered the detention of Yujing Zhang, the Chinese woman arrested trying to enter President Donald Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club. "It does appear to the court that Ms. Zhang was up to something nefarious," Magistrate Judge William Matthewman said at the federal courthouse in West Palm Beach, adding that he considered Zhang, 33, a flight risk and believed she would return to China if released before trial. Matthewman said the weight of the evidence against Zhang — who pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of making false statements to federal officers and entering restricted property — is “quite strong.

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