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An order issued Tuesday by Assistant State Attorney John Guy charged Shellie Zimmerman, 25, with knowingly making false statements during the April hearing. She was arrested on Tuesday but has since bonded out of jail.
Meanwhile, the task force formed by Florida’s Gov. Rick Scott held a public hearing today to discuss Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, with opponents and proponents protesting loudly. Unfortunately, these hearings should not be taking place until AFTER George Zimmerman’s trial. The hearings are tainting the jury pool as much as the media did in trying Zimmerman in the press before any facts were presented.
NBCPhiladelphia reports Montgomery County,PA Commissioner Jim Matthews, the brother of “Hardball” host Chris Matthews, has been arrested on charges of perjury. The arrest is a result of an 18-month investigation into campaign contributions and expenses reported by Matthews.
The alleged “lie” is that Matthews denied having any business dealings with “Certified Abstract,” a title company that was to do business with the county.
Matthews, a Republican, lost his reelection bid during the primaries. He is in custody awaiting arraignment.