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More evidence turned over to Chinese woman accused of sneaking into Mar-a-Lago

Prosecutors turn over more evidence in Yujing Zhang case
Posted at 6:07 PM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 18:07:52-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — The Chinese woman accused of sneaking into Mar-a-Lago has more of the evidence prosecutors plan to use against her at trial, according to new court filings on Friday.

Records show federal prosecutors turned additional evidence over to Yujing Zhang, the 33-year-old charged with trespassing and lying to federal agents. Zhang was detained by Secret Service agents on March 30 after allegedly lying to gain access to President Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in the town of Palm Beach.

Filings on Friday show federal prosecutors turned over discovery including hotel receipts and airline records, as well as photos of the reception area inside Mar-a-Lago.

Court filings also indicate prosecutors intend to introduce some of this evidence at trial.

Last month, a federal judge said he would allow the prosecution to file secret evidence in the case because it had national security information.

A judge previously ruled that Zhang can defend herself. Her trial is scheduled to begin on August 19.