George Zimmerman Back in Jail For Falsely Representing Finances

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George Zimmerman, accused killer of Trayvon Martin, is back in jail after a judge revoked his bail over questions about his finances.

At a hearing on Friday, June 1st, Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Lester said that George Zimmerman had falsely represented his financial state when the $150,000 bond amount was granted.  In April, Zimmerman’s wife testified that they had limited funds.  It was later discovered that the defendant had raised more than $200,000 from a website setup gather contributions to support his defense.

Prosecutor Berne de la Rionda said, “The court was led to believe the Zimmerman’s didn’t have a single penny.  It was misleading, and I don’t know what words to use other than it was a blatant lie.”

The Circuit Court Judge agreed with prosecutors, saying Zimmerman “can’t sit back and obtain the benefit of a lower bond based upon those material falsehoods.” The judge gave George Zimmerman 48 hours to turn himself in, with a deadline of 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3rd.  Zimmerman turned himself in before the deadline.His attorney called the failure to disclose the additional funds a “misunderstanding”.  “The vast majority of the funds in question are in an independently managed trust, and neither Mr. Zimmerman or his attorneys have direct access to the money,” his defense tea, said in a statement on their website.

Prosecutors also accused Zimmerman on Friday of owning two passports and failing to surrender the second one. However, the judge dismissed the passport issue.

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