George Zimmerman Allowed Information To Be Misstated In Court, Attorney Says
Mark O'Mara, the lawyer for George Zimmerman, acknowledged on Monday that Zimmerman "allowed his financial situation to be misstated in court."
Audio recordings between Zimmerman and his wife while he was in jail indicated that Zimmerman had more money saved than he had told the judge during his first bond hearing. Zimmerman's website had raised over $200,000, according to his attorney's website about the Zimmerman case.
The mistake caused Zimmerman's $15,000 bond to be revoked and put him back behind bars on Sunday.
According to MSNBC, new details of Zimmerman's fundraising have been brought to light:
- $37,000 has been donated by supporters since the independent fund was established in late April, O'Mara said.
- Of the $204,000 originally raised in Zimmerman's PayPal account, $30,000 was used to help him make the transition to "a life in hiding" after he was released from prison on April 23.
- An additional $20,000 was kept liquid to pay for legal expenses.
Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder after shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, which he claims was self-defense.
Read more at MSNBC.