Prosecutors want 18-month sentence for Mar-a-Lago trespasser

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors want an 18-month prison sentence for a Chinese businesswoman convicted of trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Rolando Garcia said in a court memo that he agrees sentencing guidelines suggest that Yujing Zhang get between zero and six months when she is sentenced Nov. 22 in Fort Lauderdale.

But Garcia urged Judge Roy Altman to give Zhang a harsher sentence because she not only lied to agents after gaining admission to the president’s Palm Beach club on March 30 but also about her finances, hiding about $50,000.

The 33-year-old Shanghai consultant is acting as her own attorney and has not filed a sentencing memo. She is jailed without bond and can’t be reached for comment.

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