Chinese woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago with malware


National News

April 3, 2019 - 10:04 AM

The president has visited Mar-a-Lago 23 times since he took office. MIAMI HERALD/CHARLES TRAINOR JR./TNS

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (TNS) — A 32-year-old Chinese woman was arrested over the weekend for giving false information to get into Mar-a-Lago while President Donald Trump was visiting his Palm Beach estate.

Yujing Zhang was charged with making false statements to a federal officer and entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds. She appeared in U.S. District Court on Monday and is to return to court next week for a hearing to determine whether she will be released from custody on the charges that are punishable by a maximum five-year prison sentence. A public defender was appointed to represent her.

U.S. Secret Service agents said they seized four cellphones, a laptop computer, an external hard drive and one thumb drive from Zhang. An examination of the thumb drive showed it contained malicious malware, agents said.

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