A warrant was issued by the Seminole County (FL) Sheriff’s Office today for the arrest of Shellie Zimmerman, 25. She was arrested at approximately 3:30 p.m. “at the location she was residing in Seminole County,” deputies said in a statement.
She was booked into the John E. Polk Correctional Facility on one count of perjury. Bond was set at $1,000. Deputies report that she is currently “in the process of posting bond.”
The arrest comes after prosecutors of George Zimmerman’s case told Judge Kenneth Lester that Shellie Zimmerman lied about her husbands finances, in order to conceal it from the court. In April, Shellie testified about how much money they had, which turned out to be much more than she had originally claimed.
Shellie told the court that the couple didn’t have much money because she was a full-time student and her husband wasn’t working. Prosecutors state that Zimmerman actually raised $135,000 in donations from a website he created.
Judge Lester filed a written order earlier today explaining why he revoked Zimmerman’s bond.
In his order, Lester said recorded conversations between Zimmerman and his wife at the jail “support its assertions of deception.” Lester says prosecutors noted they “spoke in code to make it sound like they were talking about negligible sums of money.”
“It is apparent that Shellie Zimmerman testified untruthfully at the bond hearing. The Defendant also testified but did not alert the Court to the misinformation,” Lester wrote. “Most importantly though, is the fact that he has now demonstrated that he doesn’t properly respect the law or the integrity of the judicial process.”
A second bond hearing has been scheduled for June 29 at 9:30 a.m. by Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara.
Read: Shellie Zimmerman’s arrest affidavit (PDF)
This is a developing story.
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