Chinese National Sentenced to Prison for Entering the Restricted Grounds at Mar-a-Lago and Lying to U.S. Secret Service Agents

Miami, FL–Yujing Zhang, 33, a Chinese national, was sentenced today to prison after having been previously convicted by a South Florida federal jury of unlawful entry of restricted buildings or grounds and making false statements to U.S. Secret Service agents.

Zhang was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roy K. Altman, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to a total of eight months in prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release (Case No. 19CR80056).

According to the trial record, Zhang fraudulently gained entry onto the restricted grounds at the Mar-a-Lago Club where the U.S. President and other persons protected by the U.S. Secret Service were temporarily visiting.  U.S. Secret Service agents detained Zhang at the main reception area due to her suspicious actions. Zhang was then escorted off the property for further questioning. During questioning, Zhang repeatedly misrepresented to U.S. Secret Service agents that she was at the Mar-a-Lago Club to attend a “United Nations Friendship Event.”