Federal prosecutors turn over evidence in case of suspected Mar-a-Lago intruder

Posted at 2:17 PM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 14:17:23-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Federal prosecutors have turned over evidence to public defenders representing Yujing Zhang, the Chinese national accused of sneaking into Mar-a-Lago in late March.

Zhang has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of entering restricted property and lying to a federal agent.

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A court filing Wednesday showed that some evidence, including written records of statements Zhang made the day of her arrest and "a thumb drive and DVD with other discovery items" was turned over to Zhang's defense attorneys on April 29.

The filing also said Zhang did not testify before a grand jury, and has no criminal history.

Prosecutors have ordered the grand jury testimony of all witnesses who will testify at her trail be transcribed as well.

A federal judge denied Zhang's request for bond on April 15. Her trial is scheduled to begin May 28.