Mar-a-Lago intruder ‘tells lies’ and had camera-detection device, prosecutor says

The Chinese woman who breached security at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort left a hidden-camera detection device and more than $8,000 in her hotel room, a federal prosecutor said Monday.

Yujing Zhang is charged with lying to a federal officer and entering restricted property, the Palm Beach estate, on March 30. But the government is not alleging Zhang, 32, is a spy, prosecutor Rolando Garcia told a federal magistrate judge on Monday.

Still, Zhang has not been truthful in her answers to questions from American law enforcement, Garcia said.

“She tells lies to everyone she encounters,” he said.

Zhang’s visa from the U.S. State Department has been revoked, Garcia said. If she were released, she would enter the custody of immigration officials, he said.