IN A CASE that will revolve around credibility, questions continue to mount against the Zimmermans. After George Zimmerman was remanded back into jail for allegedly “lying” to the judge, his wife Shellie Zimmerman has been arrested and charged with perjury.
Of course, it only matters what the jury thinks about the charges, with there a lot of time before this case goes to trail.
At her husband’s bond hearing, Shellie Zimmerman was asked repeatedly about money. Among the questions: How much did the couple collect in donations through George Zimmerman’s website?
“Currently, I do not know,” Shellie Zimmerman replied. [...]
Four days before she testified to having no knowledge of the funds, the affidavit says, Shellie Zimmerman began a series of transfers into her account — totaling $74,000 from April 16 to April 19.
The affidavit says about $47,000 more was transferred from George Zimmerman’s account to his sister’s. Shellie Zimmerman withdrew about $18,000 more in cash, prosecutors say.
Prosecutors say the Zimmermans used a rudimentary “code” to discuss the money in recorded jailhouse phone calls — referring to $100,000, for example, as “$100.” At least two of the calls, the state alleges, were made while Shellie Zimmerman and her husband’s sister were at a local credit union making the transactions.
Zimmerman told his wife to “pay off all the bills” with the money, prosecutors said, including an American Express card and a Sam’s Club card. He also instructed her on how to pay his bail.
According to the affidavit, after her husband was released on bond days after the hearing, she transferred more than $85,000 back into his account. A branch manager at their credit union told prosecutors he knew the couple and saw Shellie Zimmerman talking to her husband on the phone April 16.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, there is some talk that regardless of criticisms about the state’s case against George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin, there is a “a pretty strong perjury case” against Shellie Zimmerman.
Mark O’Mara is representing stupid people. The stakes of this trial against George Zimmerman couldn’t be higher, so to risk it all by scuttling your own trustworthiness is tantamount to destroying your own defense.
Any woman willing to lie and perjure herself for a man needs her head examined.