Zimmerman Lawyers Want More of Your Cash
Defense fund is nearly broke again
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2013 8:29 AM CDT
Defendant George Zimmerman, accused in the killing of Trayvon Martin, is sworn in for testimony in Seminole circuit court, in Sanford, Fla., during a pre-trial hearing, Tuesday, April 30, 2013.   (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)

(Newser) – George Zimmerman's surprisingly popular defense fund has been drained yet again, so his lawyers-slash-fundraisers have posted a new plea for money on the website. With less than $5,000 remaining in the account, they estimate they need $120,000 "to give George the defense he deserves." For a slightly less stellar defense, they require a minimum of $75,000. The defense team says it won't be getting rich off the money; the attorneys "have not been paid a cent," according to the statement. Rather, it'll be used for deposition transcripts and experts at trial. The Atlantic Wire estimates the fund had raised about $368,000 through March.

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MrStoot
Jun 1, 2013 3:59 PM CDT
Who is going to pay tax on all of this free money?
dukebravo
May 30, 2013 9:52 PM CDT
From the looks of him, the money is going to Twinkies and fried chicken. He must have a helluva commissary account.
AmandaMatthews
May 30, 2013 7:16 PM CDT
Oh, this is rich... "...the donations were used to pay Zimmerman’s bail bond of $95,000, living expenses of $61,747.54 and security costs of $56,100. The site states that $40,647.64 went to “law firm support and infrastructure” and $35,588.07 went to “case-related expenses.” --- Almost $62,000.00 for LIVING EXPENSES! This guy has a small business concern going here. And there's NO overhead!