George Zimmerman’s finances seem to be on a steady decline. As previously reported, Zimmerman, his wife, and his lead attorney, Max O’Mara, faced a $27,000 lawsuit from Associated Investigative Services (AIS) for failing to cough up a whopping $27,000 for protection services.
In November 2012, Zimmerman announced plans to revamp his fundraising initiative and said he would throw in some autographed thank you cards for donors. The plan was a desperate attempt to fund his depleting PayPal donations account. It’s apparent that his marketing efforts to solicit more donors didn’t work. According to Zimmerman’s funding website, his defense fund has a deficit amount of $10,000. Zimmerman’s attorneys detailed his expenses, which include security, living, and case-related expenses. Since March 3, the Zimmerman trust fund raised over $14,000. The site also states “it is unclear how the defense will be funded moving forward.”
Meanwhile, Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara has filed a motion requesting details of the Twin Lakes homeowners association settlement that was reached between Trayvon Martin’s parents. Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton settled a wrongful death claim for an amount believed to be more than $1 million against the homeowners association of the Sanford subdivision where their teenage son was shot and killed by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012. Under the terms of the settlement, Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, and his estate, agreed to set aside their wrongful death claim and claims for pain and suffering, loss of earnings and expenses. Martin and Fulton’s attorney, Benjamin Crump has made it clear that Zimmerman was not part of this settlement and that he intends to file suit later against him.