Ukrainian Woman Posed As a Rothschild, Infiltrated Mar-a-Lago: Report
- A Ukrainian-born woman has infiltrated Mar-a-Lago posing as “Anna de Rothschild,” a new report says.
- The FBI is investigating Inna Yashchyshyn who mingled with Trump at the resort, according to an investigation.
- Concerns about the security of Mar-a-Lago reached new heights after the FBI’s Aug. 8 raid.
A Ukrainian woman posing as a member of the Rothschild banking family is under federal investigation after repeatedly infiltrating Mar-a-Lago and mingling with former President Donald Trump, a report said.
Ukrainian-born Inna Yashchyshyn took the name Anna de Rothschild and claimed to own numerous business ventures as she brushed past Trump’s high-profile guests, According to a joint investigation by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).
The FBI’s Miami office and the Canadian Police Force are both investigating Yashchyshyn’s business dealings, the report said. The FBI did not immediately respond to an insider request to confirm the reported investigation during non-business hours.
According to media reports, on several occasions in 2021 and 2022, Yashchyshyn joined Senators Lindsey Graham, Kimberly Guilfoyle, former Missouri Gov. Eric Gretens and Trump donor Richard Trump-world heavyweights like Corford mingled. She was also reportedly photographed posing with Trump on his golf course.
— Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (@PittsburghPG) August 26, 2022
The report comes amid intense scrutiny of Mar-a-Lago’s security following the FBI raid on the resort on Aug. 8, and investigators searched numerous boxes of classified information that investigators say was improperly retained by the former president and storage.
A partially redacted version of the affidavit in support of the search warrant, released Friday, shows that of the 184 recovered documents, 25 were marked top secret; 92 were marked classified and 67 were marked classified.
Security experts have long feared possible infiltration of the resort, which the former president used as a private club and presidential office.
What an unnamed former U.S. intelligence officer called a “nightmare environment” for classified information, Reuters reports.
That environment has been tested multiple times — and found to be lacking — including by Trump himself.
In 2017, Trump surprised security officials by casually discussing new news about North Korea’s missile tests at a dinner table in front of his guests while hosting then-Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Yashchyshyn is the second foreigner accused of infiltrating the club under a false name. In 2021, China-born Yujing Zhang was convicted of trespassing in a 2019 incident when she used a thumb drive containing malware to gain access to Mar-a-Lago.
After that incident, Trump’s security details had to be clarified, and while it could physically screen visitors, they had no say in who had access.
The OCCRP/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that it was unclear exactly what was under investigation into Yashchyshyn. In separate court documents seen by the media, she said she was coerced into a scam by a man with whom she was related.
Three unnamed people told the outlet that the FBI interviewed them about Yashchyshyn, including questions about the charity she previously ran called United Hearts of Mercy, which has been accused of being a front for organised crime.
During a visit to a private club in Florida, Yashchyshyn flashed Rolex and Mercedes-Benz as a member of the ultra-rich, and spoke freely about lavish upbringing, the report said.
Former investment banker John LeFevre told the outlet: “It’s not just about giving up the surname. She talks about vineyards and family estates and growing up in Monaco.”
Insider could not reach Yashchyshyn for comment.