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Mar-a-Lago Crasher Had Devices in Room: Prosecutors

Judge was asked to keep Chinese woman in custody
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2019 5:00 PM CDT
In this artist sketch, Yujing Zhang, left, listens to a hearing Monday in West Palm Beach, Fla.   (Daniel Pontet via AP)

(Newser) – A signal detector, nine USB drives, and five SIM cards for mobile phones—that's what prosecutors say authorities found in the hotel room of the woman who was arrested on the grounds of President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort last month. Yujing Zhang was in court in Florida for a bail hearing Monday, where prosecutors said she's a flight risk and asked the judge to keep her in custody, Bloomberg reports. A signal detector can help find hidden cameras or audio devices. That's on top of the four cellphones, external hard drive, and thumb drive carrying malware that agents say she was carrying when she was arrested, per CBS. Zhang’s lawyer said she took many of the electronic devices to the Secret Service herself to be examined while she was at Mar-a-Lago. The hearing is scheduled to resume Monday. (The Secret Service chief is stepping down.)

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