August 28th, 2013
01:09 PM ET

George Zimmerman's Wife Faces Perjury Charge

The road out of the spotlight is still long for the Zimmerman family.

Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of the man acquitted in the killing of Trayvon Martin, appears in court today to address a perjury charge for lying about the family's finances during a bond hearing in a Sanford, Florida, court last year.

CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

According to the prosecution, phone conversations between the spouses reveal how they were able to conceal thousands of dollars.

In one exchange:

GEORGE: In my account do I have at least $100?

SHELLIE: In his account do you have at least $100? No.

GEORGE: How, how, how close am I?

SHELLIE:  There's like $8. $8.60 cents or something.

The state believes the small amounts of money the couple spoke of were actually code for much larger sums pouring in from supporters.

Just days after the bond hearing, Shellie transferred $74,000 into her account.

George's defense team is also now asking the state of Florida to reimburse at least $200,000 to pay for court costs.

WATCH THE VIDEO to see why Zimmerman's lawyers say they should be paid.

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