Florida massage parlor founder has been selling Chinese CEOs access to Trump family and GOP
An explosive new report from Mother Jones reveals that a Florida businesswoman has been profiting off of her connections to the Trump family. Li Yang founded the chain of spas and massage parlors that was identified by law enforcement last month as a front for human trafficking in a case that, most notably, implicated Donald Trump’s dear friend, New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft.
Cindy Yang who owns the “spa” where Rober Kraft got arrested. Is a frequent visitor at Mar A Lago and a Trump supporter. pic.twitter.com/63vhohvR8c
— Diana Contini, M.D. (@diana_continimd) March 8, 2019
Though she no longer owns the establishments in question, Yang, 45, became somewhat of a household name this week after the Miami Herald revealed that her social media accounts revealed a slew of selfies with some of the GOP’s most prominent and dangerous members.
(Yang’s) Facebook is covered in photos of herself standing with President Trump, his two sons, Eric and Donald Jr., Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Sen. Rick Scott, Sarah Palin, the president’s campaign manager and an assortment of other high-level Republican operators she has met at charity events, political fundraisers and galas, many of which require hefty donations to attend. She sometimes carries a rhinestone encrusted MAGA clutch purse.
But Yang, as Mother Jones discovered, wasn’t just using those images to make her Facebook friends jealous.
Instead, she was using them as proof of GOP and Trump family access she promised to share with prominent Republicans to Chinese business leaders—for a price.
(Yang) runs an investment business that has offered to sell Chinese clients access to Trump and his family. And a website for the business—which includes numerous photos of Yang and her purported clients hobnobbing at Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s private club in Palm Beach—suggests she had some success in doing so.
Yang, who goes by Cindy, and her husband, Zubin Gong, started GY US Investments LLC in 2017. The company describes itself on its website, which is mostly in Chinese, as an “international business consulting firm that provides public relations services to assist businesses in America to establish and expand their brand image in the modern Chinese marketplace.” But the firm notes that its services also address clients looking to make high-level connections in the United States.