I don’t think I have ever seen a case where a perjury charge was brought as a result of a bail hearing. This is sheer intimidation. The state knows they don’t have a case, they just are using this for a press release.
It will be interesting to see Dershowitz’s take on this one.
They will use the perjury charge as leverage to get Zimmerman to cop a plea on a minor charge in exchange for dropping the charge against the wife.
My understanding is that it WASN’T a bail hearing, which is why the questions caught Shellie by surprise, before they had even spoken with their lawyer about how the website money worked.
Somebody correct me if I’m wrong, but it sounds like Angela Corey heard the tapes of them talking in code about the money and sprung the bond questions on Shellie at an unrelated hearing that George wasn’t even at - knowing they hadn’t figured out with their lawyer how the money was going to work.
Sounds a bit like entrapment to me. Due process rights violated, I would think.
And of course, Angela Corey deliberately taking out the line (in the transcript for her motion) where Shelley offered to call somebody who would know the exact amount.
Just as a theoretical question, I wonder what would happen if a bunch of people joined together to collect funds for a $10,000 bounty on Judge Lester’s head, Angela Corey’s head, and Eric Holder’s head. Made it really public, and large groups protested in the streets holding signs calling for those heads dead or alive.
Think anybody in law enforcement would do anything about it? Think there would be calls for “civility”, like after the Gabby Giffords and Judge John Roll assassination?