If you deliberately mislead the court in any case, you are liable to be thrown in jail, so why should the expectation be any less for Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, since he neglected to tell his attorney or the court during his bond hearing about the $204,000 he made from his now-defunct website? I agree with Benjamin Crump, attorney for the family of Trayvon Martin that he should be thrown in jail. Um, you just don’t forget you have $199,000 more after putting up $5,000 of the money for your bail, along with his parents taking out a second mortgage on their home. Judge Kenneth Lester said he needs more time to find out more about the account before issuing a ruling.
Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda asked Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. to increase Zimmerman’s $150,000 bond. But the judge said he would delay ruling on the request, in part because he does not know if he has authority to say how the money can be used.
Lester and Mark O’Mara both said they are concerned about releasing the names of donors to Zimmerman, who has faced threats since the case began making national headlines in March. Source
They should release the names of the donors. Donor names are released for just about everything else in this country. That should be the case on both sides of this issue — the victim’s family and the defendant. Mark O’Mara said Zimmerman’s failure to disclose the money was an “oversight.” Really? How do you forget you are sitting on $200,000? I agree with Benjamin Crump’s statement that it’s very problematic because it shows a level of dishonesty. Crump said, “If his testimony at the bond hearing is any indication of what is to come, then the lying has already begun.” Do we have another Casey Anthony? SMH.