George Zimmerman suggests in an April 14 phone call from the Seminole County Jail that his attorney, Mark O’Mara, knew that tens of thousands of dollars in donations that were being donated to him via a website dedicated to his legal defense, The Miami Herald reports.
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The phone call was one of nearly 150 that Special Prosecutor Angela Corey released on Monday.
During that April 14 phone call between Zimmerman and a friend, Scott, he said that he told O’Mara of an attempt to transfer $37,000 from his legal defense site, but could not do so because of PayPal rules that prevent transactions larger than $10,000.
Zimmerman reportedly told Scott he mentioned the money twice. The Herald has more on that conversation:
“(O’Mara) said he’s going to have me declared indigent,” Zimmerman told his friend. “I told him I didn’t think that would be possible, because there was one sizable transfer I tried to make. It got stopped. You know, $37. He said: ‘Well that doesn’t matter. Right now you’re not working. You’re not providing an income for your family. You’re probably not going to be employable for the rest of your life.’”
At one point the friend asks whether O’Mara knew “the volume” of the donations that came into the PayPal account Zimmerman had set up to solicit donations from the public. Zimmerman said O’Mara knew about the attempted transfer of $37,000, but not any more than that.
They agreed to keep it that way.
O’Mara admitted to having a conversation about a transfer, he claims not to remember the details.