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George Zimmerman's Bond Revoked: He has 48 Hours to Surrender HimselfSalem-News.com
George Zimmerman’s Bond Revoked: He has 48 Hours to Surrender Himself
(SANFORD, FL) - Today, a judge in Florida revoked bail for George Zimmerman in the case of Trayvon Martin. The judge has agreed with prosecutors that Zimmerman has violated the terms of his bail, and must surrender himself to police within 48 hours.
The revelation was a surprise to some, as prosecutors called for the bail to be rescinded. They claimed that Zimmerman’s wife knew about the donations her husband had received via Paypal, yet mentioned nothing during the bond hearing.
There was more than $100,000 in the account at the time, which his wife didn’t reveal to authorities. Zimmerman is also being punished for holding a second passport that he failed to mention to police.
Some had speculated before the revocation that Zimmerman was a flight risk.
Florida Judge Kenneth Lester said that Zimmerman engaged in a “material falsehood” by withholding such important information. Prosecutors say that Zimmerman filed the application for the second passport after claiming that his first one was lost.
The application was used as part of the evidence against him.
Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, admitted to the existence of the second passport. He also said,”It’s not devious or inappropriate” for him to get a second passport if the first one is lost or stolen.
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