Wife of George Zimmerman accused of lying about finances
Legal panel weighs in on case
- Duration 7:30
- Date Jun 13, 2012
Legal panel weighs in on case
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Kelly scored a second section on the docket today the wife of the neighborhood watch captain accused of killing an -- -- is in hot water of her own.
Shelley Zimmerman now charged with perjury.
Accused of lying to the court about how much money the couple had in order to make sure her husband was released on bond.
Jurors determine the husband is accused of killing seventeen year old -- on Martin and according to court documents Shelley the wife.
Transfer thousands of dollars out of his account in small amounts just days before his April 20 bond hearing and testified that they had no money.
The two of them Georgia -- apparently also spoke in code over the phone while he was in jail about the money in the transfers.
When -- Zimmerman testified at his bond hearing here's what she said.
-- liquidated reasonably.
To exist in coming.
Money -- wrong.
Not that I know up.
Us -- you.
The and he loses.
Your husband's over there it is it cost.
Into the -- this.
It -- off.
I don't know enough.
-- -- -- -- -- And now these we -- Fox News legal analyst and John as billboard was a former prosecutor now defense attorney.
So you tell me these I I looked at this with an open mind I looked at the evidence that the prosecution is asserting again -- every minute might legal opinion it does not look good for her it does not -- -- you -- your heart goes out to her she's trying to protect president I got that she gets on the stand.
And according to this a look at another -- display it.
She commits perjury because of the same time she's saying there's no money that there -- -- -- -- she has no job she's a student whatever they have no money for bail.
She's meanwhile siphoning off money in small amounts and this is really key make it under 101000 dollars because.
If you siphon off more than 101000 dollars -- psyched -- when you transfer more than 101000 dollars.
The -- -- -- she made it -- well Anderson 101000 dollars each transaction again and again and again machine it was she was doing.
Controller let's go to the last full screen quote that shows the bullet points of the alleged wire transfers John a look at this this is according to the to the evidence in the case against her.
On now keep in -- -- bond hearing is April 20 whether it gonna talk about government assets and she says they have no money.
They say that I April 16 to nineteenth she.
-- transferred 74000.
-- eight transactions from his account into her account and 74000.
Dollars from his account to -- on April 16 they say they say she withdrew.
9000 dollars twice.
From her own account and they say that April 16 to seventeenth.
George George's account transferred 47000.
Dollars from his account to his sister's bank account then on April 20 -- She goes into court -- a phone -- Zimmerman.
And she testifies.
That they have no money.
On April 20 he's given bond denied April 14 -- Zimmerman then transfers over 85000.
Dollars back in.
To George there -- account John did how to they defend her okay.
I think they have to go with she was confused number one -- good.
Now they've been here is why you guys we don't know.
I'd like that we have records showing that the money came from one account to another but did -- goal immediately out of -- account after that -- they attorney speed we don't know where the where the train ended there.
85000 dollar transfer back in in Georgia correct accountant Harry got let out after the hearing and what -- that -- -- to be paid for I don't even think they -- money to pay the bail out that's the thing that sticks in my -- I think they're using that -- for attorneys' fees or whatever else they need to do -- toward government it did not anytime soon.
But it doesn't matter -- for the perjury charge when she took the stand she said.
I don't know I have no money -- -- penniless we have nothing.
That's -- live -- -- she said this is -- course I number one was.
You know it's.
You all have -- My career.
Where you where -- yeah yeah yeah.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You all have no money is that correct in my knowledge that's correct -- I mean how are they gonna say that that's not a -- I am gonna say this alive I mean that I know I'm talking about what the defense will be because -- Latest George simmons' lawyer was not representing her has weighed in on this right away it is not helpful to her Hollywood he said Doug -- his brain.
Rejoining Downey's real jobs bill or so bid jailhouse recording of a phone call between Georgian -- also backs up the prosecution's case -- they -- the two were speaking -- owed about how much money.
Have been donated to his web site on line this is the transcript -- George in my account I have at least 100 -- no.
George how close -- -- Shelley 8860.
George release a total everything how much are we looking at Shelley.
Like 155 the prosecution says they're talking 155000.
Dollars this is before they go in and tell the judge they have no.
Money now let me just tell you that -- George's lawyer has since come out and said.
That audio recording.
Makes it clear that mr.
Zimmerman new less significant -- -- been raised by his original fundraising website.
We feel the failure to disclose these bonds was caused by fear miss trust and confusion.
The gravity of this mistake has been distinctly illustrated -- mr.
Zimmerman understands that this mistake has undermined his credibility.
Which he will have to work to repair.
How does that play in his case -- -- Not good -- and forgot about it I'll.
I you know I'm curious to know web they're minister's government attorney knew of the -- -- that this account.
Beforehand because I don't like the way that -- either you -- and I really think that he was raising this money.
-- -- his legal defense not worked out that might change the perjury charges not gonna change his credibility.
But it mitigate -- a little bit are you sure at least when you ask a question -- when you hear the question sell -- -- our -- -- it was in terms of the ability your husband to make fun.
You testified you had money no money.
Exactly -- she was just limiting it to this is not money we can use for -- -- -- use if a lawyer fees that's what they can argue.
But it all goes to towards him and his credibility at trial which remember is the ultimate key here.
His credibility if -- -- able to speak in code and you know live with his wife to cover something up that are reasonably when he takes us to of this kind of evidence against him at trial least I think so I got -- -- that Amtrak.
And I think they can keep that to totally completely separate issue and spent.
Are against -- the charges are against it white people would target he earlier about the thing -- that he knew about it -- the other problem he faces is that it is the judge who decide the stand your ground defense the same judge who just got this admission from his lawyer that his credibility has been undermined.
All right got to -- -- that panel thank you both so much will -- read.