Yujing Zhang, 33, flanked by two American marshals, gets up after being found guilty of lying to a federal officer and committing an intrusion on US President Donald Trump.

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Zhang, alongside two US marshals, leaves the US court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

A Chinese woman has been found guilty of violating Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Florida and having lied to a federal agent.

Yujing Zhang, 33, was arrested in March and found with several electronic devices.

She will be sentenced to six years in prison when she will be sentenced in November.

Zhang, who acted as his own lawyer, maintained his innocence in his pleadings by stating to the court: "I did not do anything wrong."

"I went to Mar-a-Lago for a visit," Zhang told the jury. "So that's what I mean, and thank you for your attention."

His lawsuit in Florida has gone through a lot of strange times. Despite the judge's attempts to convince her otherwise, Zhang fired her lawyer, choosing to represent herself.

She often seemed uncomfortable in English and was also accused of pretending not to understand the procedure.

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Yujing Zhang

On Monday, Zhang arrived in court with her prison uniform instead of her civilian clothes, complaining of not receiving underwear. Judge Altman allowed him to change before the trial began.

What happened in Mar-a-Lago?

Zhang was arrested on March 30 at the president's club with two Chinese passports, a computer and four cell phones, among other devices, officials said. Claims that one of the devices was loaded with malicious programs were later canceled.

Zhang told the security forces in Mar-a-Lago that she was there to go to the pool, but then told a receptionist that she was there for a United Nations event whose prosecutors have stated that she knew that she had been canceled, according to court documents.

"Due to a potential problem with the language barrier," the staff felt that she was tied to a club member and let her in, according to the documents. But a receptionist who knew that the event was overdue signaled it to the agents.

Secret Service agents interrogated Zhang after he was arrested in the lobby of the complex. According to the court, no swimming clothes were found on his person.

Prosecutors used text messages between Zhang and the event organizer to prove that she knew that the charity gala had been canceled before she left China.

"She lied to everyone to go on this property," US Attorney Roland Garcia told a jury.

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Legend of the mediaMar-a-Lago is a private club as well as the Trump family's winter getaway.

Despite the verdict of guilt, the trial failed to determine why she was exactly there. She told the officers that after her arrest, a friend in China had encouraged her to talk to a member of Trump's family about Sino-US economic relations.

Mr. Trump was staying in Mar-a-Lago this weekend but elsewhere at the time of the incident.

There have been few comments on Zhang's case in China. A few hours before Zhang was convicted, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Zhang's suggestion of relations with the Chinese government was "laughable".

"The United States has had too much suspicion lately," Hua said at a news conference. "Some Americans could now become science fiction writers."