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August 14, 2012
9:31 // 1 year ago
July 19, 2012
producermatthew:

FOX: George Zimmerman breaks his silence on Trayvon Martin case

Worth noting that Zimmerman and Hannity had a prior relationship — while with his original lawyers, Zimmerman talked directly to the Fox News host, even though he wasn’t authorized to.

producermatthew:

FOX: George Zimmerman breaks his silence on Trayvon Martin case

Worth noting that Zimmerman and Hannity had a prior relationship — while with his original lawyers, Zimmerman talked directly to the Fox News host, even though he wasn’t authorized to.

13:28 // 2 years ago
July 6, 2012

Trayvon Martin case: George Zimmerman released on $1 million bond

There’s more where that came from: Trayvon Martin’s alleged killer has an online legal defense fund containing over $200,000. His initial bond was revoked due to Zimmerman and his wife lying to the court about how much money and assets the family actually had. (His wife was also arrested and charged for related reasons.) Notably, however, the influx of monetary support Zimmerman had upon his initial arrest has significantly slowed down — partly as a result of his original site being taken down and being replaced with this. Though Zimmerman has been released on bond, the conditions are much stricter this time around — he can’t open a bank account, go to an airport, or order a passport; he must wear an electronic monitor at all times; and he faces a tight curfew of 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily. source

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15:38 // 2 years ago
June 21, 2012

VIDEO: George Zimmerman re-enacts Trayvon shooting for police

This video, which appears to have been shot shortly after the shooting (there’s a bandage on the back of Zimmerman’s head), shows Zimmerman explaining that he only fired on Martin when he felt that he was in serious danger. “I didn’t want him to keep slamming my head on the concrete so I kind of shifted,” he says in the clip. “But when I shifted my jacket came up…and it exposed my firearm. That’s when he said you are going to die tonight. He took one hand off my mouth, and slid it down my chest. I took my gun aimed it at him and fired.” The video was initially posted on the site for Zimmerman’s legal defense, but that site is currently extremely down this morning — too much traffic, perhaps? In related news, the Sanford, Fla. police chief was fired on Wednesday.

10:17 // 2 years ago
June 18, 2012

Zimmerman court revelations: On hoodies and money-laundering

  • shocking While discussing with his wife how he’d like to be picked up after making bail, George Zimmerman suggested he lie down in the SUV to avoid being spotted, saying, in a possible joke, that “I’ll have my hoodie” to place on the floor.
  • criminal? Zimmerman’s bank records — which were released today by the Seminole County Circuit Court — strongly suggest that he and his wife were intentionally skirting anti-money laundering laws during his bond hearing. source

» A possible crime vs. a questionable statement: Some have strongly criticized the audio, which paints Zimmerman as possibly making a joke about something which some might find offensive. (Here’s one example.) But, while troubling, the real issue to keep an eye on here is the possible money laundering. There is evidence (in the form of bank records) that Zimmerman and his wife tried to transfer the money at totals below $10,000 in an effort to avoid scrutiny of the money his Web site raised. A possibly tasteless joke? Definitely not great on top of everything else this case has thrust forward. But, of what’s been presented today, it’ll be those financial transactions which will have a real impact in the weeks and months ahead. Keep an eye out.

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23:29 // 2 years ago
Jail audio from George Zimmerman case released: Beyond this moment between him and his wife, the transcripts show that the couple seem to be discussing how to transfer money from the Paypal account which Zimmerman set up for his legal case. Our pal Matthew Keys has been uploading transcripts from the jail audio all morning — you can read them in full over here.

Jail audio from George Zimmerman case released: Beyond this moment between him and his wife, the transcripts show that the couple seem to be discussing how to transfer money from the Paypal account which Zimmerman set up for his legal case. Our pal Matthew Keys has been uploading transcripts from the jail audio all morning — you can read them in full over here.

11:32 // 2 years ago
June 3, 2012
When your client is out on bond, the pressure is much lighter to rush to trial … because your client is sitting at home. When your client is sitting at the Seminole County Jail, your client is going to want this resolved.
Orlando-based former prosecutor Randy McLean • Discussing the George Zimmerman trial. Zimmerman returned to Sanford, Fla. Sunday morning to turn himself in. His bond was revoked Friday on evidence he hid a passport and financial gains received from a Web site he put up in the wake of allegations against him. This constituted evidence that he was a flight risk. As McLean points out, this is a bit of a double-whammy for Zimmerman — as his lawyer waived his right to a speedy trial, meaning that it might be slow-going for the Trayvon Martin shooter as he waits for his trial to begin.
10:38 // 2 years ago
June 1, 2012
thedailywhat:

Breaking News of the Day: Zimmerman’s Bond Revoked: The Orlando Sentinel’s Jeff Weiner is reporting via Twitter that George Zimmerman’s bail has been revoked, and that Zimmerman must surrender within 48 hours.
Weiner reports that the prosecution is saying Zimmerman and his wife “may have committed contempt of court by lying,” arguing that Zimmerman “misrepresented, misled and deceived the court” during a bond hearing regarding his U.S. passport and his family’s financial situation.
[mediaite]

A significant reversal in the case.

thedailywhat:

Breaking News of the Day: Zimmerman’s Bond Revoked: The Orlando Sentinel’s Jeff Weiner is reporting via Twitter that George Zimmerman’s bail has been revoked, and that Zimmerman must surrender within 48 hours.

Weiner reports that the prosecution is saying Zimmerman and his wife “may have committed contempt of court by lying,” arguing that Zimmerman “misrepresented, misled and deceived the court” during a bond hearing regarding his U.S. passport and his family’s financial situation.

[mediaite]

A significant reversal in the case.

15:03 // 2 years ago
May 17, 2012
producermatthew:

Among the evidence released by the Florida special prosecutor’s office on Thursday was this image of the gun George Zimmerman used the night teen Trayvon Martin was shot. [Photo: Florida special prosecutor’s office]
DOCUMENT: Evidence released in the George Zimmerman trial

Presented without comment.

producermatthew:

Among the evidence released by the Florida special prosecutor’s office on Thursday was this image of the gun George Zimmerman used the night teen Trayvon Martin was shot. [Photo: Florida special prosecutor’s office]

DOCUMENT: Evidence released in the George Zimmerman trial

Presented without comment.

18:45 // 2 years ago
April 27, 2012

George Zimmerman forgot to tell his lawyer about his PayPal donations

  • $150,000 the amount George Zimmerman’s bond was set at when he was released last week after a contentious bond hearing
  • $200,000 the amount George Zimmerman had in PayPal donations sitting around at the time of that hearing; it wasn’t mentioned at all source

» Trayvon’s lawyer wants his bond revoked: A few weeks back, when George Zimmerman was having lawyer trouble, he put up a Web site asking publicly for donations, complete with a PayPal link. People donated in the hundreds of dollars to Zimmerman’s legal fund. According to his lawyer, Mark O’Mara, Zimmerman didn’t inform him of the donations until this week, and they’re now under his authority. That said, Zimmerman will most assuredly need the funds — O’Mara’s normal rate is $400 per hour, and he’s already worked 100 hours on the case. Do the math on that one, guys. This morning, the judge in the case asked to learn more information on how this happened, while the lawyers for Trayvon’s family say that during the bond hearing, Zimmerman and his lawyer acted as though “that they did not have any money.” Lots of drama here.

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12:44 // 2 years ago