By Trymaine Lee for the Huffington Post – Published June 12, 2012 at 5:45pm EST

Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of the Florida man charged with fatally shooting Trayvon Martin,

Shellie Zimmerman, wife of George Zimmerman, was arrested for perjury.

Shellie Zimmerman, wife of George Zimmerman, was arrested for perjury.

was arrested and charged Tuesday afternoon with one count of perjury, according to law enforcement officials.

The charges stem from what prosecutors have described as a series of lies and distortions made by the couple during an earlier bond hearing in April, when George Zimmerman and his family claimed they were broke….

“This court was led to believe they didn’t have a single penny,” prosecutor Bernie De la Rionda said at the hearing. “It was misleading, and I don’t know what words to use other than it was a blatant lie.”

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