George Zimmerman’s wife, Shellie, was arrested Tuesday and charged with perjury for allegedly lying at his bond hearing about their financial situation.
Shellie Zimmerman quickly posted $1,000 bond and was released.
At Zimmerman’s April 20 bond hearing, after which he was released on $150,000 bail, Shellie, 25, was asked whether the couple had any money.
“Uhmm, not, not that I’m aware of,” she responded. Well ...
Prosecutors say bank records show Shellie stashed cash in a safe deposit box and transferred nearly $75,000 from her husband’s bank account into hers.
When her husband was granted bond and released from jail after being charged with second-degree murder in Trayvon Martin case, the money was returned to George Zimmerman’s account, according to an affidavit.
Shellie Zimmerman has thus been charged with perjury during an official proceeding, a third-degree felony with a maximum sentence of five years.
George Zimmerman was not charged with perjury because he was never asked about money while under oath; his bail has been revoked, however.