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Pair charged with conspiracy for using investors’ money for ‘Chinese Disneyland’ to fund Trump campaign

  • Two naturalized U.S. citizens originally from China are accused of funneling a portion of investors’ money intended for a China-themed park to the re-election campaign of then-president Donald Trump in 2017.
  • Sherry Li, 50, and Lianbo Wang, 45, were arrested in Long Island, New York, and charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, as well as wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy.
  • Although local officials had rejected the pair’s proposal for a theme park, Li and Wang reportedly told investors that the project was still pushing through development, even sending them images of a construction site.
  • Most of the millions raised were reportedly used for personal expenses, while a portion of the amount was used to make large political donations to be seen with Trump and other prominent politicians.
  • Following their first appearance at a federal court in Brooklyn, Li and Wang are now being held without bail.

A pair of naturalized U.S. citizens from China are accused of funneling a portion of investors’ money intended for a China-themed park to the re-election campaign of then-president Donald Trump in 2017. 

Sherry Li, 50, and Lianbo Wang, 45, were arrested in Long Island, New York, and charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, as well as wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy.

Meet the Mysterious Chinese Trump Supporter Who Gets Over 500,000 WeChat Messages a DAY

It’s no secret that Donald Trump is not particularly popular among minority groups — especially Asian Americans. In a 2016 survey conducted by AAAJ with 1,000 registered Asian Americans, only 19% viewed Trump favorably while 61% viewed him unfavorably.

However, there are a group of Chinese Americans who have been vocal about their support for Trump well before his victory.

‘Chinese Americans For Trump’ and ‘Miss China’ Endorse Pennsylvania Senate Candidate Over Dinner

Bobby Lawrence, a small business owner from Pennsylvania running for the U.S. Senate in 2018, posted a video to his Instagram and Facebook pages on October 2 that showed a woman claiming to be Miss China and a man identifying himself as David Wang, the founder of the Chinese Americans for Trump organization, endorsing his campaign.

A post shared by Bobby Lawrence (@bobbylawrence7581) on Oct 2, 2017 at 7:19pm PDT