Zimmerman Bail Revoked for Lying

Well – at least one lie has caught up with George Zimmerman.  And I am sure someone is going to take a close look at how the $200,000 plus he has collected from Internet donors gets (or got) spent…

Which may wind up being another can of worms.

The fact that Zimmerman lied about the money issue is indicative that he may have lied about a bunch of other stuff – such as that Trayvon attacked him.

“Goes to character, Your Honor!”

George Zimmerman back to jail for ‘falsehoods.’ Will they influence trial?

After seeing public opinion gradually swing his way over the events of Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla.,George Zimmerman’s already tentative credibility took a hit as Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Lester ordered him back to jail for lying at his bond hearing in late April.

Accused of murdering unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, Mr. Zimmerman had posted a $150,000 bond in April after declaring, through his lawyer, that he was out of work and basically indigent. His parents, too, said they had little money.

But a few days later, Mark O’Mara, Zimmerman’s attorney, told Judge Lester that Zimmerman’s financial situation wasn’t as dire, as he had raised nearly $200,000 through his “The Real George Zimmerman” website.

While Mr. O’Mara pointed to the discrepancy as an innocent mistake, prosecutor Bernie De La Rionda pounced on the misdirection on Friday, saying it – together with Zimmerman’s failure to tell the court about a second passport in his possession – was evidence that he deserves to await trial in a jail cell.

“I don’t know what other words to use [about how much money Zimmerman had] besides that it was a blatant lie,” Mr. De La Rionda said.

O’Mara on Friday argued there was “no deceit” involved since the pair did not use the money for anything.

In revoking the bond, Judge Lester said Zimmerman, who is currently in hiding, shouldn’t be able to benefit from “material falsehoods.” The judge also immediately placed Zimmerman under a “no bond” status, meaning he’ll likely spend the rest of his time awaiting trial in a Seminole County jail cell.  The judge gave Zimmerman 48 hours to report to jail…

Those lying  eyes…Indeed.

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6 Responses

  1. Thanks for posting..

  2. Whoa. A second passport? I always heard it was one passport to a customer. He’s digging his own grave lying about this stuff to the judge.

    • I haven’t seen anything saying where the second Passport is from. It is not that uncommon in the DC area that folks have a US Passport and one from another country if they are naturalized citizens – or their parents are immigrants. In some cases, like Iran – it is the only way they can go back, since American Passports are real unpopular with the authorities there. That isn’t entirely legal for a US Citizen – but enforcement on that seems very lax.

      IF that is another US Passport – then Zimmerman is in real trouble, for using a fake identity.

      This hits dead center as to his credibility.

      • Oh, that makes sense, a passport from some other country. I’ve heard of that. Somehow I thought it meant more than one US passport.

      • Yeah and either way it sounds like he concealed it from the judge. Which even Martha Stewart got nailed for lying once she was under investigation. They hate that.

        AND, right, if he can’t even come clean on basics like this, his credibility on what happened in the Martin killing starts to be toast. AND the judge and prosecutor maybe start to take notice of that. He’s definitely punching holes in his own lifeboat.

      • The guy hasn’t really faced any hard questioning… yet.

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