Earlier this month, a judge threw George Zimmerman back in jail, after prosecutors said Zimmerman and his wife misled the court about their finances.
On Tuesday, his wife, Shellie Zimmerman, was booked into the same facility on a perjury charge.
According to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, deputies were alerted by prosecutors Tuesday that a warrant had been issued for Shellie Zimmerman, 25. She was arrested about 3:30 p.m. "at the location she was residing in Seminole County," deputies said in a statement.
She was booked on a perjury charge, with bond set at $1,000. She is currently "in the process of posting bond," deputies said.
The arrest comes after prosecutors in George Zimmerman's case told Judge Kenneth Lester that Shellie Zimmerman lied about her husband's finances, in order to conceal about $135,000 from the court.
Wed, June 27, 2012 - 6:58 PMIt is extremely rare for prosecutors to pursue a perjury charge. I wonder if this is strategic against Zimmerman himself, either to force a plea or dissipate the fund established for him.
Thu, June 28, 2012 - 10:23 AMYes.
Perjury charges, as everyone knows, are only good against Democratic presidents who get blowjobs.
<< I wonder if this is strategic against Zimmerman himself >>
Likely so. Prosecutors *love* to throw the book at everyone anywhere near the perp to see which pages stick.
<< dissipate the fund established for him. >>
That would be an effective, if rather lowdown, tactic better suited for use against gangsters. It's a rather common criticism of DA's offices all over the country that too many of them too often lose against a client financially able to put up a solid defense. The practice these days is to railroad indigents into pleading guilty, which doesn't do much for one's courtroom chops, I'd imagine.