A Chinese woman who was caught to trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Florida residence was sentenced to 8 months in prison. She will be deported after serving her sentence, according to local Palm Beach Post.

Yujing Zhang, 33, was sentenced Monday by District Judge Roy Altman. The magistrate ordered that after her release, the businesswoman be turned over to immigration authorities for deportation to China.

Zhang was arrested on March 30 of this year after attempting to enter the Mar-a-Lago tourist residence owned by Donald Trump without permission. In fact, the president was in Florida at the time, though playing golf on a nearby course.

In the ruling, cited by CBS News, the judge noted that trespassing, especially where the president is located, is a “serious offense.”

The judge also found that the evidence that she had lied to Secret Service agents when she was intercepted upon entering the resort was “overwhelming.”

“She lied time and time again,” said Judge Altman.

The reasons why Zhang wanted to approach the president are unclear.

Zhang told the judge that she had gone to the resort “to meet the president and family and just make friends,” prompting the magistrate to ask her if she really believed that might be possible. The Chinese businesswoman apparently laughed out loud at Altman’s question and said she even hoped to meet other people as well.

The woman also claimed that Trump himself had told reporters that he had invited her to Mar-a-Lago.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Rolando Garcia agreed that the defendant “lied to everyone” in her attempt to gain access to Trump’s property.

First Zhang told the Secret Service agents that she was going to use the club’s pool, however when she arrived at the reception, she changed her argument and pointed out that she had gone to a United Nations Chinese Friendship Association event, which had already been cancelled.

Her actions “suggest it was not just to take a photo with a famous person,” the prosecutor said, according to a CBS News report.

When she was arrested, Zhang was carrying a computer, four cell phones and an external hard drive.

Nine USB flash drives, five SIM cards for cell phones, a security camera detector and about $8,000 were also found in her Palm Beach Hotel room.

“That certainly does not suggest she is some misguided tourist. She had an agenda,” Garcia said.

In the middle of the trial, Zhang fired her lawyers and represented herself, and although at times she said she didn’t understand what the judge was saying, the magistrate believed she was lying again.

“I know very well that you understand what I’m saying in both English and Mandarin,” Altman said during a hearing in August.

Subsequently, Zhang allowed federal public defender Kristy Militello to help her at the hearing. The lawyer, quoted by CBS News, told Judge Altman that the defendant had a “fantastical idea” that she could form a business partnership with the president, whom she “deeply admired,” or his family.

Indeed, text messages cited in the trial and published in the court file after her conviction suggest that Zhang hoped to meet with the president or his family to discuss possible business, along with other U.S. executives.

Zhang, who the judge says owns a $1.5 million home in China, paid $20,000 in February to “Charles,” a man she only knew online, to attend a Chinese-American friendship event in Mar-a-Lago on March 30. The man would have promised her a photo with the president or a member of his family.

Zhang’s former public defenders believe that “Charles” is Charles Lee, a Chinese citizen who headed the United Nations Chinese Friendship Association.

Charles texted Zhang in mid-March that the Mar-a-Lago event had been cancelled, but he could take her to other meetings with Bill and Hillary Clinton or billionaire Warren Buffett.

Instead, Zhang demanded a refund. Prosecutors said this proved that she knew the event in Florida had been cancelled and that her arrival in Mar-a-Lago was not a misunderstanding.

Zhang flew to the United States on March 28. Two days later, a taxi dropped her off at the Secret Service review area in front of Mar-a-Lago.

The defendant has argued that she did nothing wrong and reiterated her innocence from the beginning to the end of the judicial process.

“I followed the instruction. I went into the Mar-a-Lago to have a visit,” she told the jurors. “So that’s what I want to say, and thank you for your attention,” Zhang concluded, according to a report from The Hill.

According to different media reports, it is unclear what the Chinese citizen was looking for as prosecutors presented secret evidence due to alleged national security implications. In that regard, Judge Altman said the country could suffer serious harm if such evidence were revealed.

Zhang could be released this weekend as she has spent nearly 8 months in prison since her arrest in March. After her release she will be deported to China.

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