(NEWSER) – Shellie Zimmerman plead guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge today, in a plea deal that will allow her to avoid prison. Zimmerman had been charged with felony perjury for lying during a bond hearing for husband George. She told judge Kenneth Lester that she and her husband were broke, when they'd actually taken in $130,000 in online donations. The felony charge could have landed her as much as five years in prison, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Posted Wednesday, August 28th 2013 @ 10am by Kevin Spak, Newser Staff