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George Zimmerman's wife arrested, charged with perjury [Appealing to the Obama/Sharpton Lynch Mob]
Orlando Sentinel ^ | 6/12/12 | J Weiner

Posted on 06/12/2012 1:39:11 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

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

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To: thefactor

Posted a link for the transcript. Read it. She told the court where to get the information.


51 posted on 06/12/2012 2:22:18 PM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: meatloaf
I think Zimmerman's father is going to have to step up and set up a way to receive contributions for a defense fund and also provide funds to sustain this family

The liberal judges and persecutors will freeze and seize this defense fund and never allow this family to defend itself, much less return to their jobs and home

52 posted on 06/12/2012 2:22:26 PM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: silverleaf

Bernie Goetz - all over again. Luckily, for Bernie, he had no family.


53 posted on 06/12/2012 2:22:26 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Cboldt
I'm waiting for Zimmerman to obtain a PO box unassociated with O'Mara and this legal hassle.

Wouldn't that just get him in more trouble unless it was set up after the conclusion of the case?

54 posted on 06/12/2012 2:22:46 PM PDT by Aunt Polgara
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To: thefactor

Is that the only story you have read on this issue? Are you aware that there is a very strong possibility that the money, donated for his legal defense, is not “his,” for the purposes of establishing whether or not he is indigent.

In other words, he did not lie when he gave the information, as he knew it at the time, about his finances. Furthermore, there is a strong likelihood that the judge overstepped his bounds inquiring about anything more than Zimmermans actual personal finances. The money raised in his defense fund is in all likelihood privileged and not discoverable.


55 posted on 06/12/2012 2:24:09 PM PDT by 1malumprohibitum
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To: EyeGuy
“The lesson is being broadcast far and wide; kill a black, even in self defense, and you and your family will be crushed even unto death.”

What is not being said: "And after you have accomplished our goals, we will line you up against the wall and execute you, regardless to your skin color. After all, you turned against your own countrymen, we could never trust you."

56 posted on 06/12/2012 2:26:25 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Aunt Polgara
-- Wouldn't that just get him in more trouble unless it was set up after the conclusion of the case? --

Only if he solicits funds. There is no legal barrier against me sending money to anybody I want, except if I send it to a politician for a political campaign I am subjected to controls.

57 posted on 06/12/2012 2:27:05 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: silverleaf

On what grounds can they seize money that does not belong to Zimmerman?


58 posted on 06/12/2012 2:29:39 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: Cboldt

But if a bunch of people sent money directly to GZ, then the judge would just raise his bail, wouldn’t he?


59 posted on 06/12/2012 2:30:42 PM PDT by Aunt Polgara
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To: the scotsman
You think Scooter was completely innocent of any wrongdoing?.

Richard Armitage is the one who outed Valerie Plame.

What, exactly, is it that you think Libby did wrong, other than cooperate with the prosecutor?

All he would have had to do is use the standard Hillary Clinton response, "I don't recall," and that would have been the end of that.

60 posted on 06/12/2012 2:31:21 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Aunt Polgara

Good question. I don’t know. It’s not important at this juncture or instant in time. Zimmerman will need the money later, more than he needs it now.


61 posted on 06/12/2012 2:32:59 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Jaded

Just read her testimony. The judge asked her about the web site and she said she didn’t know how much money had been contributed. When asked who would know she said her brother. For THIS they are charging her with perjury???? WTF. Sounds like total BS to me.


62 posted on 06/12/2012 2:34:17 PM PDT by ozzie
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To: Jaded
How ridiculous

all this judge's questioning about family finance was for the judge to set a bond

Now....is bond supposed to be based on family assets?
Or on the severity of a crime and the risk that the defendant will flee before trials????

Does this judge routinely ask the black folks that come before him if their extended family will pool assets to make bond?

Zimmerman turned himself in and showed no signs of being a flight risk (even though his life is in jeopardy). He was fully cooperative with the judge.

I can understand a young family that had just lost everything - their jobs, their home, their safety, living in hiding - to consider themselves “indigent” - not knowing what was their means of support aside from using this newly-established fund to pay the lawyer bills in a desparate effort to keep Zimmerman out of jail and save his life

The lawyer was in process of taking over this fund or did so within days of this court appearance, since it was growing so fast

63 posted on 06/12/2012 2:36:04 PM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: Aunt Polgara
then the judge would just raise his bail, wouldn’t he?

I think the judge wants to skip all that red tape associated with trials and stuff, and simply proceed to the execution phase of the process.

64 posted on 06/12/2012 2:36:14 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Aunt Polgara

The filed “Information”

http://www.clickorlando.com/blob/view/-/14790490/data/1/-/x6n0xuz/-/Shellie-capias.pdf


65 posted on 06/12/2012 2:36:34 PM PDT by ironman
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To: SoFloFreeper
The CBC threatens race riots yesterday and *bam*, George's bail is revoked and Mrs. Zimmerman is in handcuffs.

I guess the message was received.

66 posted on 06/12/2012 2:37:03 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Biggirl

The government allows 17 year olds to join the military and fight & die for this country. Doesn’t sound like they’re children to me.


67 posted on 06/12/2012 2:37:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
> The lesson is being broadcast far and wide; kill a black, even in self defense, and you and your family will be crushed even unto death.

It may be that somebody in N.E. Ohio learned the lesson. A few days after all this hit the fan something set off a road rage case that ended when one driver got out of his car and approached the driver of the other, who proceeded to shoot once and take off, thus avoiding becoming another Zimmerman. To this date, AFIK, he has not been apprehended.

68 posted on 06/12/2012 2:41:48 PM PDT by ADemocratNoMore (Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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To: meatloaf

the same way they tied up Sarah Palin’s legal defense fund

Legal maneuvers. Freeze disbursement, stop collecting, file more charges, assess financial penalties and run up more legal bills

Sarah’s legal team eventually got access to use her legal defense fund to pay her legal bills but it cost them time and even more money. She had to leave the governor’s office and use her fame to make her own money to finish paying off her legal harassment bills, Zimmerman is not so famous or smart


69 posted on 06/12/2012 2:42:26 PM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: spacejunkie2001

from what I have read, the “bond hearing” was supposed to be for some other purpose, and the defense attorney wasn’t informed that the bond motion would be heard. Preparing for the wrong battle is a sure fire recipe for failure, the same as not preparing for the battle at all.


70 posted on 06/12/2012 2:43:51 PM PDT by MortMan (Americans are a people increasingly separated by our connectivity.)
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To: ADemocratNoMore

I have not heard of this one. Was it a white/black fight?


71 posted on 06/12/2012 2:47:17 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This is so wrong. Governmnet out of control. Arrest the prosecutor. Arrest the politicians. Lets put an end to this mess.


72 posted on 06/12/2012 2:47:58 PM PDT by OldCorps
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To: SoFloFreeper

I know everyone is focused on when the black riots will take place, but this is getting so ridiculous, I am ready to head to Sanford to start a protest. This is indeed statism at its core.


73 posted on 06/12/2012 2:50:00 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: MortMan; spacejunkie2001
On 4/20/12 (at the original bond hearing) the Judge did know about the paypal account and did question Shellie about it. She acknowledge the account, said she did not know how much was in it, but told the Judge who did know.

See here testimony (LINK) page 26, starting on line 15.

74 posted on 06/12/2012 2:53:46 PM PDT by drpix
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To: silverleaf

That was all the effort of one individual that was harassing Palin. We’re looking at apples and oranges here.


75 posted on 06/12/2012 2:56:01 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: Jaded
Thanks for posting the testimony transcript exonerating Z's wife. I've already used it in a post (LINK)
76 posted on 06/12/2012 2:59:18 PM PDT by drpix
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To: Cboldt

You got it —


77 posted on 06/12/2012 3:00:28 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: thefactor; SteveH; Cboldt; Jaded; History Repeats; SaraJohnson; spacejunkie2001

The court knew all about the money. Read Shellie Zimmerman’s testimony:

http://www.scribd.com/jeweiner/d/95601346-Zimmerman-Hearing-Transcript

link courtesy of jaded

She stated she did not know what was in the web site account, and that her brother in law could provide the information!

This is a pure unmitigated travesty.


78 posted on 06/12/2012 3:02:18 PM PDT by khelus
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To: SteveH; GilesB

Wouldn’t this apply to her coerced testimony?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spousal_privilege


79 posted on 06/12/2012 3:04:08 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Aunt Polgara; thefactor; All
No, Shellie Zimmerman told the court exactly how to find out how much money was in the account, and neither the prosecution, nor the judge were interested enough to contact the brother-in-law to find out. The money changed daily, and she didn't know the current total. She declined to give an estimate.

Exactly!

The lynch mob out for Zim's blood is disgusting, even if they prance around here on FR.

80 posted on 06/12/2012 3:07:45 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SteveH

“Are they going to try to flip her in return for giving up pillow talk from her hubbie?”

We still have marital privilege, don’t we? Or are they going to compel her to testify about how he said he hated black youths and wanted to waste all the punks back when they were dating?


81 posted on 06/12/2012 3:07:54 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: SoFloFreeper

Florida needs to be purged. With fire...


82 posted on 06/12/2012 3:08:04 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Dead Corpse

Wonder what’s next ?


83 posted on 06/12/2012 3:09:26 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: forgotten man

“Will the jurors on the murder trial know about the lying to the court charges?”

They will know everything. The pool has been poisoned.

As for whether they’re supposed to know, I don’t know. It doesn’t seem like what happens during the bail hearing would be admissable, unless he spontaneously shouts “I committed murder 2!” or something.


84 posted on 06/12/2012 3:12:10 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: meatloaf

By Florida law that PayPal money has to be in a Trust and thus under jurisdiction of the Circuit Court.


85 posted on 06/12/2012 3:15:47 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: MortMan

The court knew about the web site funds

http://www.scribd.com/jeweiner/d/95601346-Zimmerman-Hearing-Transcript


86 posted on 06/12/2012 3:16:23 PM PDT by khelus
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To: the scotsman

“You think Scooter was completely innocent of any wrongdoing?”

I personally don’t care what he did, the idea that they would pursue obstruction of justice or perjury in a case where it turns out there was no underlying crime—and that is so in his case, as she was not undercover and no one was charged with exposing her—demonstrates a disgusting lack of better things to do on the government’s part. It obviously was a political prosecution, and was pursued for no other reason than *someone* in the Bush administration had to fall—hopefully Cheney, but they took Libby as consolation—so as to make the whole yellow cake non-scandal worthwhile.


87 posted on 06/12/2012 3:17:12 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Does it matter? This has already gone TOO FAR.


88 posted on 06/12/2012 3:17:30 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Dead Corpse

WAY too far!


89 posted on 06/12/2012 3:19:35 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Cboldt

“except if I send it to a politician for a political campaign I am subjected to controls”

And that’s only because politicians have gutted the Constitution in the interest of getting reelected...err, I mean preventing corruption.


90 posted on 06/12/2012 3:22:49 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Wonder what’s next ?

Corey will arrest both sets of grandparents, all siblings and in-laws, the cats, the dogs, seize all cars, phones, computers, tv's. clothing, food, etc. You get the picture.
91 posted on 06/12/2012 3:22:58 PM PDT by khelus
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To: ironman

Thanks. This is another good link.


92 posted on 06/12/2012 3:27:02 PM PDT by khelus
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To: ozzie

“The judge asked her about the web site and she said she didn’t know how much money had been contributed. When asked who would know she said her brother. For THIS they are charging her with perjury???? WTF.”

But according to the arrest warrant, she had transferred $74K from that fund just the day before the hearing. So unless the affidavit in support of that warrant was a flagrant lie, the judge merely concluded that it was improbable she had forgotten this amount within 24 hours of the transfer. Thus, she lied about not knowing the amount. Remember that Zimmerman’s own lawyer asked for a new bond hearing conceding/acknowledging his client had misled the court about what he knew about the amount of those funds.

I think the judge has not treated Zimmerman particularly fairly, but in this instance, put the shoe on the other foot. Imagine Trayvon Martin killed Zimmerman and had a wife who said the identical thing under the identical circumstances. If the judge ignored such a flagrant lie in a bond hearing and people became aware of this, we’d all be screaming up and down about what a miscarriage of justice it is for the judge to ignore such flagrant evidence of lying by not having her arrested for perjury etc. Perjury is deeply offensive: hence the reason we all thought Bill Clinton deserved to be impeached and removed from office. Let’s apply that standard consistently.


93 posted on 06/12/2012 3:36:52 PM PDT by DrC
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To: SoFloFreeper
Politically, this is similar to the Libby case, but worse.

The GOP wants the issue to go away until after the election, so they are washing their hands of an innocent person, leaving them to the mercy of the mob. In the Zimmerman case, the GOP actually appoints the prosecutor, knowing her MO and, perhaps, even having a tacit agreement with her about how she will handle the case. The GOP is learning how to lynch from the Democrats.

94 posted on 06/12/2012 3:36:52 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: forgotten man

Yes, goes to credibility of the defendant.


95 posted on 06/12/2012 3:39:42 PM PDT by BLOC77 (bloc07)
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To: ironman
Thanks for posting.

I remember the original transcript and this one, like Corey's indicting document of George, leaves off parts of that phone call that are inconvenient to the prosecution.

She said that George's brother knew what was in the account and the judge simply chose not to follow up with any further questions. It was odd -- like he just didn't want to know what was really there.

96 posted on 06/12/2012 3:41:29 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: carriage_hill; SteveH
Yes, it would apply in the sense that she could have refused to testify - if her testimony was coerced after she asserted her spousal privilege, she may have a case. However, once she agreed to testify, she was required to be truthful in her testimony. She might be able to invoke the privilege during testimony, if truthful testimony would incriminate her husband - not sure on that one.

Their best defense in this is twofold, in my opinion. They testified that they were not sure of the amount in the account, and offered to make a phone call to get the exact amount. The judge declined that offer - so I so no possible way he can cite her for perjury. She didn't know the exact amount, offered to get the exact amount, he said the exact amount didn't matter, and now he has her arrested for not giving the exact amount. It is outrageous.

Second, they can state, as has been suggested elsewhere, that they did not think the money from the “defense fund” was legally theirs. This point is moot, however if she makes the court aware of the account, states that she is unsure of the exact amount, offers to find out the exact amount and that offer is declined by the judge.

The judges actions exonerate her, as far as I can see (if that account is true). And if that account is true, the judge should be impeached and disbarred for his behavior in this.

97 posted on 06/12/2012 3:52:42 PM PDT by GilesB (I am not an attorney, but I play one on FR)
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To: tbpiper

“This smells to high heaven.”

You bet it does.

Lacking a case the prosecuter Corey is attempting to set up the meme that the Zimmermans are “liars.”

The only one I can see so far that needs to be wearing a “orange jumpsuit.” is Corey.


98 posted on 06/12/2012 3:56:15 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: the scotsman; E. Pluribus Unum
You think Scooter was completely innocent of any wrongdoing?

What exactly was it that Scooter was allegedly guilty of? Do you remember?

It was "perjury" -- lying to a grand jury. But what did the perjury concern?

Specifically, Libby testified that Tim Russert had told him that Valerie Plame was Joe Wilson's wife and was a CIA agent. Russert remembered the conversation otherwise.

He said/he said. That's the whole case, in a nutshell.

And a DC jury, fervently wishing it was Dick Cheney who had been charged, was only too happy to find Scooter Libby guilty of...well, something.

Contrary to your assertion, there is no real evidence that Scooter Libby was guilty of anything.

99 posted on 06/12/2012 3:56:39 PM PDT by okie01
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To: khelus

Okay. She did not hide the account from the judge but she claimed she did not know how much money was in that account. We need to know about her and George’s communication while he was in the prison. Did she express knowledge of the amount in the account to George in some kind of code.

But back to the testimony, she told the truth that she did not know the amount in the account. She was not in possession of the account and the amount changed all the time, depending upon how many donations came in from hour to hour.

If she knew the account contained 20k the night before court, it may have held 25k by the time of the court hearing. So technically, she did not know the amount in the account and the judge should have taken her up on the offer to call George’s brother if it was important to him. If she was doing something wrong, George’s lawyer should have stepped in.

This all sounds like the judge is cooking up nonsense with the prosecutor to put pressure on George. It is also troubling that the judge claims there is strong evidence against George and he could spend his life in jail if convicted. That was designed as a message from the judge to George in order to help the prosecutor milk a plea bargin out of George, imo. George’s lawyer is probably freaked out! He’s defending George in front of a crooked judge.


100 posted on 06/12/2012 4:01:13 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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