Federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C., summoned a Mar-a-Lago and Trump Victory Committee to provide all data related to Li & Cindy & # 39; Yang and its employees and companies.
The subpoenas regarding the Republican party's donor were this week, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday, while investigators continue to look for evidence in building a potential case against Yang and her associates.
A person familiar with the investigation said that a subpoena issued by a federal grand jury in West Palm Beach orders Trump's private club to provide all documents, records and communications related to Yang, including 11 people, a charity and seven companies affiliated with it.
The other 11 people are those who were employed by Yang in her South Florida massage salons, her relatives and donors to Trump Victory.
President Donald Trump & # 39; s club Mar-a-Lago and his re-election funding committee Trump Victory have been summoned to know everything they know about businesswoman Li & # 39; Cindy & # 39; Turn Yang
Mar-a-Lago and Trump Victory are not part of the investigation
Yang, a republican donor, opened a consulting firm in the 2016 election cycle, where Chinese business people were given the opportunity to attend Mar-a-Lago events with the promise to meet Trump and his staff
Many campaign money collector events at the club cost money to participate, which would be considered political contributions. It is forbidden for foreign nationals to donate to American political campaigns
The club, owned by the Trump Organization, and the political fundraising committee for the president and the Republican National Committee, which supports its re-election efforts, are not part of the investigation.
The businesswoman is at the center of a public corruption investigation attempting to determine whether she has violated the campaign financing law, in particular by hurling potential money from China to the Trump re-election campaign in 2020.
It is illegal for foreigners to donate to American political campaigns.
During the 2016 election cycle, Yang opened a consulting firm where Chinese business people were given the opportunity to attend Mar-a-Lago events. Some of the events were campaign fundraisers where participants had to purchase an admission ticket – these types of payments are considered political contributions.
Concerns about financing foreign money arose in March when it was discovered that Yang used social media in the Chinese language to advertise ticket sales for private club events.
She promoted GOP fundraisers and charity gala in Mar-a-Lago as ways to meet the president, his family, and his advisers. She has been depicted several times with Trump and other Republican politicians.
Yand (left) and President Donald Trump
She has also been depicted several times with those in the inner circle of Trump. She can be seen above with Trump & # 39; s son Eric Trump (left) and counselor to President Kellyanne Conway (right)
Yang started a chain of massage salons throughout Florida, including the one where Robert Kraft, the owner of New England Patriot (photo), was visited to request and pay for sexual favors. She had sold the salon in question for the prostitution scandal
Yujing Zhang, a Chinese woman, was arrested in March at Trump & # 39; s club with four cell phones and said she was present to attend one of those events where it was advertised that Trump and his sister Elizabeth Trump Grau would be present.
Her lawyer said she had connected $ 20,000 with a party organizer for access to Mar-a-Lago to attend an event that was later canceled. She made a flyer for the party, which was posted on the Yang & # 39; s website.
Yang started a chain of spas called Tokyo Day Spas, including Orchids of Asia Day Spa, where Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, visited several times, and police say he has asked for sexual favors and paid.
Charges were charged against Kraft as part of a prostitution and sex trafficking business of companies where massage salons were doubled as prostitution opportunities, including at least one of Yang's massage salons.
The 45-year-old businesswoman was not charged because she had sold that spa for the scandal in which Kraft was involved.
The Trump organization did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Wednesday. A Trump Victory official said: & # 39; Trump Victory makes every effort to ensure that all contributions are made in accordance with the law, & # 39; said an official for Trump Victory, the Herald said.
& # 39; Although we cannot comment on any ongoing investigations, our committee would naturally respond to any request from the police to ensure that all contributions are made legally. & # 39;
This probe comes as a separate issue where a possible Chinese espionage operation in southern Florida is being investigated by the FBI and the US law firm in Miami.
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