What is it about George Zimmerman’s family that they just can’t tell the truth?
Yesterday, George Zimmerman’s wife, Shellie, was arrested and released on $1000 bail after she committed perjury during a June 1 bond hearing where she told prosecutors and a judge that she had no knowledge of how much donation money was collected from her husband’s support website.
Zimmerman had collected close to $135,000 in donations to his website and not only did she lie about the money, but prosecutors found that she transferred $74,000 out of George’s account four days before telling a courtroom she had no knowledge of any money.
They also found that Zimmerman told his wife to pay off their American Express bill and their Sam’s Club card while in jail and he apparently, while in jail, talked to a bank manager in Seminole County about transferring his account to his wife.
Prosecutors contend that the Zimmermans also spoke about the money “in code” during recorded jailhouse phone calls. Shellie will be arraigned on July 31 to face her perjury charges.
The lies don’t stop at Mrs. Zimmerman, when the news broke of his son’s arrest, George Zimmerman’s father, Robert, conducted an interview and told a few half-truths in an attempt to come to his son’s aide.
As Trayvon Martin’s family lawyer Benjamin Crump said when Zimmerman’s bond was revoked:
“This is such an important ruling today because once again George Zimmerman’s credibility is the issue…he should remain in custody until there is a trial…Judge Lester’s ruling in this matter is so important because it causes everyone to focus on Zimmerman’s credibility.”
Between George Zimmerman, his father and his wife, the liars den is full of schemers and their credibilty is gone forever. When will people realize lying gets you no where and the truth will always come to light?
Take a look at what else the Zimmerman family has lied about.
The night Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin he told police that he had a clean record when in fact, he had been charged in 2005 with resisting arrest during an altercation with a state alcohol officer.
When Zimmerman was booked into the Seminole County Jail, he told the booking officer that he had never been in a pretrial-diversion program before, but he had. After his resisting arrest Zimmerman wound up in a pretrial-diversion program, a scaled-down version of probation offered to nonviolent first-time offenders.
When Zimmerman offered an apology to Trayvon’s family during an April 20 bond hearing, Zimmerman said he didn’t realize Trayvon was so young. But in his call to police moments before the shooting he described Trayvon, who was 17, as in his “late teens.”
Shellie, while testifying under oath by telephone, said the couple had no savings. At that moment, the couple had at least $135,000 that she had transferred into her credit-union account a few days earlier from a PayPal account that Zimmerman had set up to collect donations.
In late March, Robert Zimmerman told MyFox Orlando that:
“It’s my understanding that Trayvon Martin got on top of him and just started beating him.”
He said he felt his son has been portrayed in the wrong way. He also said he and his family have received death threats and asked that they not show his face on camera.
As for accounts from Trayvon Martin’s girlfriend, who says she was on the phone with Martin right before the altercation, he said:
“I don’t believe that happened. I don’t believe she was on the phone with him, and I find it very strange with the publicity involved… that all of a sudden, after three weeks, someone would remember that they were on the phone.”
Turns out Trayvon’s girlfriend was telling the truth as it is on record that she was talking to him before Zimmerman killed him.