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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The Latest on the trial of a Chinese woman accused of trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents (all times local):

A jury of 10 women and two men will hear the trial of a Chinese woman accused of trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents.

Opening statements are expected later Monday in the trial of Yujing Zhang, a 33-year-old Shanghai business consultant.

Zhang has been adamant about being her own attorney, but at Judge Roy Altman’s suggestion she consulted with her former public defender Kristy Militello about which prospective jurors to select and eliminate.

The selection process had been delayed because Zhang had not been provided underwear to wear beneath her civilian clothes.

Prosecutors say Zhang lied to a Secret Service agent March 30 by saying she had come to Mar-a-Lago to swim, illegally gaining admission. She faces up to six years if convicted.

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Jury selection in the trial of a Chinese businesswoman charged with lying to a Secret Service agent and trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club bogged down over underwear.

Yujing Zhang told Judge Roy Altman on Monday that she was wearing jail garb instead of civilian clothing because she had not been provided any underwear. After some discussion, she changed into a blouse and slacks.

Zhang is acting as her own attorney during the federal trial in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Altman has repeatedly tried to change the 33-year-old Shanghai consultant’s mind since she fired her public defenders in June.

Prosecutors say Zhang lied to a Secret Service agent March 30 by saying she had come to Mar-a-Lago to swim, illegally gaining admission. She faces up to six years if convicted.

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