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CrimeJury to weigh trespassing case against Chinese woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago

13:25  11 september  2019
13:25  11 september  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Trial of alleged Mar-a-Lago intruder begins Monday

Trial of alleged Mar-a-Lago intruder begins Monday The trial of a Chinese woman accused of lying her way through a Secret Service checkpoint at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort earlier this year is set to begin Monday, bringing with it windows into sensitive security operations at the so-called Winter White House and ongoing Beijing espionage efforts. © Provided by Cable News Network, Inc.Yujing Zhang, a 33-year-old businesswoman from Shanghai, has been in federal custody since a receptionist at the ritzy Palm Beach club first grew suspicious on a Saturday afternoon in March. Zhang had told a first ring of security that she was there that afternoon to use the pool.

Mar - a - Lago member. “The sad fact is that if a Mandarin interpreter had been provided at that first “I don’t understand how this would support a trespassing charge after making no misrepresentations.” Grand Jury Indicts Chinese Woman on Charges of Lying and Trespass at Mar - a - Lago .

A Chinese woman charged in March with lying to get into U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar - a - Lago resort while carrying multiple electronic devices, has decided to act as her own lawyer.That is bound to complicate the case further as news broke Wednesday that federal

(Reuters) - A federal court jury was due to begin deliberations on Wednesday in the trespassing trial of a Chinese woman accused of hoodwinking her way past U.S. Secret Service agents to gain illegal entry to President Donald Trump's Florida resort.

Jury to weigh trespassing case against Chinese woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago© Reuters/Joe Skipper FILE PHOTO: Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club is shown ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in Palm Beach

The central question of what precisely Yujing Zhang, 33, was doing at Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club on March 30 remained unanswered as prosecutors and the defendant, acting as her own lawyer, delivered their opposing summations of the case on Tuesday, capping two days of trial testimony.

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Yujing Zhang was arrested on March 30 after entering President Trump’s Mar - a - Lago resort with a bag full of A version of this article appears in print on , Section A, Page 11 of the New York edition with the headline: Chinese Woman Is Indicted on Charges of Lying and Trespassing at Mar - a - Lago .

Zhang - whose arrest at the Mar - a - Lago club in Palm Beach in March while carrying multiple electronic devices sparked a probe as to whether she posed an intelligence threat In his own opening, Assistant US Attorney Michael Sherwin offered no motive or explanation for Zhang's Mar - a - Lago visit, but told

Zhang actions at the luxurious Palm Beach resort sparked concerns that she might have been a spy, though she was charged only with trespassing and making false statements. Prosecutors offered no explanation in court for her motives.

They focused instead on trying to prove she used deception to gain unlawful access to private property. She could face up to six years in prison if the 12-member jury finds her guilty.

Zhang, who prosecutors said was carrying various electronic devices when arrested, insisted she was entitled to admission to Mar-a-Lago by way of a contract for which she had paid $20,000 to attend a U.S.-China economic development event at the resort.

'Thank you, USA.' At wild trial opener, alleged Mar-a-Lago intruder says she did no wrong

'Thank you, USA.' At wild trial opener, alleged Mar-a-Lago intruder says she did no wrong If the first day is any indication, the trial of Yujing Zhang, the Chinese businesswoman accused of trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club, will be a bizarre affair.

(Reuters) - A Chinese national arrested for bluffing her way onto U.S. President Donald Trump's Florida resort The defendant, Yujing Zhang, 33, is acting as her own attorney before U.S. District Judge Roy Altman and a 12-member jury in a Fort Lauderdale courtroom on charges of making false

— A Chinese woman accused of trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar - a - Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents is frustrating the federal judge hearing her case as she ignores his questions and leaves him bewildered with her answers. The woman , 33-year-old Yujing Zhang

"I did nothing wrong," she told jurors in halting English. "I did not lie."

Assistant U.S. Attorney Rolando Garcia countered that Zhang had been notified in advance that the event she had planned to attend was canceled and that she had demanded her money back.

Rolando also detailed how Zhang allegedly bluffed her way through Secret Service and resort security checkpoints and onto the property, in part by passing herself off as the relative of an actual club member of the same name.

"She knew she wasn't supposed to be there," Rolando said.

Earlier on Tuesday, front-desk Mar-a-Lago receptionist Ariela Grumaz testified that Zhang "was acting very weird and strange" during her March 30 visit.

The Chinese national ignored a "no filming" sign and, using her cell phone, captured video of the ornate lobby as she strolled inside, raising suspicions and prompting Grumaz to urge security personnel to watch her.

Chinese woman in Mar-a-Lago trespassing case fights criminal charges

Chinese woman in Mar-a-Lago trespassing case fights criminal charges Chinese woman in Mar-a-Lago trespassing case fights criminal charges

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Chinese woman accused of trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar - a - Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents is frustrating the federal judge hearing her case as she ignores his questions and leaves him bewildered with her answers.

— A Chinese woman accused of trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar - a - Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents is frustrating the federal judge hearing her case as she ignores his Altman scheduled Tuesday’s hearing a week ago after prosecutors made their suggestion for a non- jury trial.

Wearing an evening dress in the early afternoon, Zhang began texting on her cellphone, and Grumaz asked her to leave, she said, recounting that Zhang calmly walked outside and was immediately surrounded by Secret Service agents.

At the time of her arrest, Zhang had four cellphones, a laptop computer, an external hard drive device and a thumb drive in her possession, the Secret Service said in a court filing. The thumb drive was found to contain "malicious malware," the Secret Service said.

A search of Zhang's Palm Beach hotel room reportedly uncovered a device meant to detect hidden cameras and nearly $8,000 in cash.

The Chinese foreign ministry has said it had no knowledge of any connection between Zhang and the Beijing government and was leaving it to U.S. authorities to "handle the case in accordance with the law, fairly and appropriately."

(Reporting by Erik Bojnansky in Fort Lauderdale; Writing by Barbara Goldberg and Steve Gorman; Editing by Robert Birsel)

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