Samantha Scheibe Subpoenaed To Testify Before Federal Grand Jury
Samantha Scheibe is George Zimmerman’s girlfriend who, as the result of a 911 call that she made, and statement before the police, George Zimmerman was arrested on three charges, including aggravated assault. Also as a result of Scheibe recanting her story, the case against George Zimmerman was dismissed.
In April 2012, George Zimmerman was charged with the 2nd degree murder of 17 year-old, unarmed Trayvon Martin. On July 13, 2013, a jury of 6 women found Zimmerman not guilty. After appearing in court and accepting a plea deal, George’s wife, Shellie Zimmerman, filed for divorce.
Shellie Zimmerman had been charged with perjury. In George Zimmerman’s first bond hearing, Shellie misrepresented her knowledge that George received almost $200 thousand in donations, and that she had transferred significant amounts into her bank account, her sister-in-law’s bank account, and also used approximately $35 thousand to pay debts, many of which were outstanding before February 2, 2012, the day that Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin.
In the months after his acquittal, and before the Scheibe situation, Shellie also called 911 to report a threatening and destructive George. He was not charged in that incident.
Independent journalist Christi O’Connor reports that the evidence she has obtained from different sources is that Samantha Scheibe is represented by a federal criminal defense attorney. That attorney, Hector Flores, confided four weeks ago that he represents Scheibe on a subpoena to testify before the federal grand jury in Orlando, Florida.
After Zimmerman’s acquittal, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice would continue its investigation into George Zimmerman to determine if he violated Trayvon Martin’s civil rights. That investigation began in or about April 2012. In or about July 2012, the FBI released interviews and its opinion that the killing of Trayvon Martin was not racially motivated. However, the Department of Justice did not close its investigation. That investigation was placed on hold during the State of Florida’s case against George Zimmerman.
According to O’Connor, most federal grand juries return indictments, and at least 96 percent of federal defendants plea guilty or are convicted.
In federal grand jury investigations, defendants do not appear. If Scheibe has or does testify, she can be the informant to George Zimmerman of what took place before the federal grand jury when she appears. She would not be allowed to be inside the grand jury’s room during other testimony, however.
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Posted on 01/06/2014, in Department of Justice, George and Shellie Zimmerman, Justice For Trayvon and tagged Christi O'Connor, Department of Justice, federal grand jury, George Zimmerman, Samantha Scheibe, Shellie Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin. Bookmark the permalink. 175 Comments.