Remember the website George Zimmerman launched (second image) to solicit money for his legal expenses? Well, it turns out that the old-school layout didn’t stop it from raising $200,000. Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara popped up on Anderson Cooper 360, saying that he learned about the money Wednesday and will tell a judge today. The site has been shut down due to Zimmerman’s social media ban, but O’Mara is starting a new defense fund for his client.
Here’s the kicker: O’Mara acknowledged that had a judge known about that money, Zimmerman’s bail would’ve been set higher than $150,000. O’Mara had argued that Zimmerman was broke after going into hiding, and that his family might not have the financial means to pay his bond.