Trump Asked Xi To Resolve UCLA Basketball Player Case

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President Trump personally asked his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for help in dealing with the three UCLA basketball players arrested for shoplifting in China, The Washington Post reported on Monday.

One U.S. official told Nakamura that the charges against the three players - LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill - have already been reduced.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the three players are facing 20 days of house arrest that may be served where they were staying in Hangzhou, China, the Hyatt Regency Hangzhou.

According to a source, Xi pledged to look into the matter and ensure that the players will be treated fairly.

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The players were released on bail Wednesday morning in Hangzhou, China, and reportedly did not accompany the team back to Los Angeles after UCLA's 63-60 victory over Georgia Tech.

Last week, the trio were arrested for stealing sunglasses from Louis Vuitton and then it was later revealed they stole from Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Salvatore Ferragamo stores as well.

The trio are now staying at hotel in Hangzhou with a UCLA team representative, and they're required to stay there until the legal process is over, which could take several weeks. Hangzhou, China, police arrested the three Bruins last week on shoplifting charges, and they didn't fly home with the rest of the team. That LiAngelo Ball is the brother of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, of the now famous basketball family of patriarch Lavar Ball, has only increased interest.

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