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Second Chinese Woman Stopped at Mar-a-Lago

Jing Lu, 56, faces loitering charges
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2019 4:20 PM CST

(Newser) – For the second time this year, a Chinese woman has been arrested on the grounds of President Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Florida. Security guards stopped Jing Lu on Wednesday and told her to leave, the AP reports. Police said that after she returned and began taking photos, they arrested Lu and learned that her visa had expired. She then took off, per NBC, with Palm Beach officers catching up to her in the Worth Avenue shopping district.

In court Thursday, Lu was ordered held—because of the expired visa—on misdemeanor counts of loitering or prowling and resisting arrest without violence. She'll be appointed a public defender, per the AP. The judge also ordered Lu, 56, to stay away from Trump's club. A Chinese businesswoman was sentenced last month for trespassing at Mar-a-Lago in March. No members of the Trump family were at the club this week, though they're due by this weekend for the holidays. (Security has been an issue at Mar-a-Lago.)

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