April 26th, 2012
06:59 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Zimmerman raised over $200,000 in website

George Zimmerman's lawyer, Mark O'Mara, tells Anderson Cooper exclusively that his client raised more than $200,000 through his website. This contradicts previous statements Zimmerman and O'Mara have made about his finances. There's a discrepancy between what was stated during Zimmerman's bond hearing and the new information about donations.

Initially, O'Mara said he was told that the website created by Zimmerman with a Paypal account for donations had received around 700 to a few thousand dollars. The attorney found out about the $200,000 when he was in the process of trying to "shut down" Zimmerman's internet presence.


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  1. Julia

    The attorney is lying and Zimmerman is lied once again! I find it hard to believe that a top notch attorney such as O'Mera would not do his homework. O'Mera knows that the group that hired him to represent Zimmerman also gave Zimmerman cash! OMG what liars they are!

    April 27, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
  2. Lucy Toth

    Re: Zimmerman I think this shows the character of Zimmerman....He knew very well the money was there as he used it for his living expenses. He is a liar from the word go. Just looking at his face with those scary eyes gives me the creeps.

    April 27, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
  3. 9th

    Yep...George is forthcoming about the lies he tells. How old did you think Trayvon was again, George? Keep it up. You're going to slip up one day. You're stockpiling karma.

    April 27, 2012 at 12:08 am |
  4. 9th

    Anderson, you did a good job with your line of questioning for O' Mara. Zimmerman should have to return to his cell and stay there until his trial.

    April 27, 2012 at 12:01 am |
  5. bob watkins

    Zimmerman's pay pal account existed days before he went to jail. Surely, you don't believe that he had not checked his acoount in days. STOP COVERYING FOR ZIMMERMAN. He is lying through his teeth – just you wait and see.

    April 26, 2012 at 11:09 pm |
  6. dee

    I think he knew before he went to jail and even while he was there. His wife stated the brother knew how much was in the account when asked the question. Strange he wasn't in court or was unable to be contacted by phone like other family members after being on every tv station available. I hope they put him back in jail and make him post a higher bail. I don't feel anything for him or his attorney. They treat the kid's life as though it were nothing not to mention his lying butt father. All of them are racist.

    April 26, 2012 at 10:34 pm |
  7. watchdogg2007

    He had access via his family. This just proves he's a liar and a flight risk. He needs to go back to jail without bail, now! Homeless people are indigent. Not a murder with $200k.

    April 26, 2012 at 10:07 pm |
  8. CammieB

    David, I'm sure he knew what his PayPal balance was before he turned himself in for the site was up and running a week prior and promoted on evern major and local network station. I'm also sure his father and brother had access to the site just in case George was not granted bail and updated him while he was incarcerated and those jail phone calls are RECORDED.

    April 26, 2012 at 9:55 pm |
  9. QueenJoy

    This disclosure of $200,000 the night before the hearing smells like "dead fish" to me. My prayer is that Justice prevails...

    April 26, 2012 at 9:00 pm |
  10. Milagros G

    Mark Omeara said he was taking thr case Pro Bono? Now to be fair is he trying to pay [parents back or pay off bond? smh! lying assassinator

    April 26, 2012 at 8:24 pm |
  11. Milagros G

    When did the assessisino raise the funds before he was in jail? I thought he was INDIGENT? So if this is true and he raised the money before what were his intentions? To take flight and escape to Israel or some other nations which sleeps with amerikkka?

    April 26, 2012 at 8:22 pm |
  12. David

    Ref Zimmeran's bail and fund raising.... Uhhhh EXCUSE ME – Zimmerman did not have access to Internet services while incarcerated – he had no knowledge of what monies were in his PayPal account... Get off the block – the attorney presented what he knew – and what had been available to him.... George has been forthcoming....

    April 26, 2012 at 8:16 pm |
    • bob watkins

      Zimmerman, believe me, knew how much money was in those accounts before he finally got arrested. Certainly his lying Brother and "so called" best friend knew. His lack of forthrightness is very telling. STOP COVERING FOR THIS LIER.

      April 26, 2012 at 11:16 pm |
    • wendy

      This just shows what a liar and cheat George Zimmerman is. Mr. O'Mara seems like a decent lawyer and if I was him I would drop George like a hot potato. I hope the judge throw him back in jail. And since he felt so big and bad when he stalked Trayvon and murdered him, let's put him back in the general population at the jail where he can have the chance to stalk and act bad with all the black guys in jail. COWARD scared to go to the general population but was big man on the campus when he had a gun and an opportunity to shoot a 17 years old.

      April 27, 2012 at 12:00 am |
  13. Pleasekeep sending in the money ....

    All of this money will be going firectly to Trayvon's family before its ALL over! Bunch of fools ....

    April 26, 2012 at 7:59 pm |
  14. EsquireXII

    He told the court at the bond hearing that he did not have any money. Credibility.

    April 26, 2012 at 7:51 pm |