Confirmed – George Zimmerman Owes $2.5 Million to Lawyers

Why would Mark O’Mara expect for George Zimmerman to pay him now? 

George Zimmerman in court in Nov. 2013

On November 18, 2013, George Zimmerman was arrested on charges of felony aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief.  He filed an affidavit that he is indigent, alleging that he is unemployed, has $144 in cash, and is in debt for $2.5 million.  In that case, Zimmerman’s bail was set at $9,000.  Frank Taaffe told Nancy Grace that he posted the $900 bond.

In other words, Zimmerman’s legal defense fund does not have $900 to post the bond on his behalf.

Orlando Sentinel reports some things that bring clarity to George Zimmerman’s financial affidavit that he filed with the court. 

Two months ago, George Zimmerman received a bill for $2.5 million bill from his former attorneys Mark O’Mara and Don West.  According to Mark O’Mara, each lawyer billed him for about 3,000 hours.  O’Mara charged $400 per hour, and West charged $350 per hour.

In April 2012, for no money, O’Mara took the case to represent George Zimmerman on his 2nd degree murder charge.  O’Mara learned that George was raising money via a website.  Zimmerman opened that site the weekend before his arrest.  After his arrest, the money initially poured in.   At his first bond hearing, the State of Florida, represented by Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda, questioned Shellie Zimmerman about that website. She testified that she was aware of it, but alleged not knowing how much the site had received.

Subsequently, the state filed a motion to revoke bond, setting forth recorded telephone conversations that George Zimmerman had with his wife Shellie where they spoke in code to keep him informed of the money, including how much, and his instructions to her on what to do with the money.  Those instructions included transferring amounts in her separate account, his sister’s account, and paying off their debts.  Shellie Zimmerman used the money donated to George’s legal defense to pay-off approximately $35,000 in past due debts, some of which incurred prior to February 26, 2012, the date in which Zimmerman killed unarmed, 17 year-old, Trayvon Martin.

In revoking his bond, Judge Lester wrote in his order, among other things, that George Zimmerman demonstrated that he does not properly respect the law or the integrity of the judicial process.  O’Mara subsequently requested another bond hearing that was granted.   Judge Lester set bond at $1 million.

The money stopped flowing in and by July 2012,  Zimmerman was broke.  He and O’Mara launched a campaign to raise funds including an appearance on Sean Hannity’s program, and a new website.  Although Barbara Walters had agreed to interview Zimmerman, that interview was cancelled when she refused to meet his demand that the network pay for a hotel room for a month for him and Shellie.

Although Mark O’Mara was not paid hourly fees, he was still served a financial benefit via Zimmerman’s legal defense fund.  The Orlando Sentinel reports that several months ago, O’Mara reported spending $52,550 on “law firm support and infrastructure.”  No detailed accounting has been provided, but a spokesman for O’Mara said that it consisted of purchasing computers, upgraded software, new phones, and improved office security.

West and O’Mara also formed a private partnership, Timber Run Enterprises LLC, and for $270,000, bought the building next door to O’Mara’s Concord Street office in downtown Orlando.

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Don West

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Mark O’Mara

O’Mara said he and West did not spend Zimmerman’s defense-fund money to buy the building but that they leased it to O’Mara’s firm, and Zimmerman’s legal defense-fund paid the rent.

The Orlando Sentinel seems to believe that during the course of the case, from his arrest to acquittal, Zimmerman’s legal defense fund received $400,000, and the majority of the money went to case expenses and supporting George and Shellie.

O’Mara told Anderson Cooper of CNN that he hopes Zimmerman will get some money from a defamation suit he filed against NBC last year.  In March 2013, the parties agreed to put the case on hold until after Zimmerman’s trial.  There are no signs that it is moving forward and essentially, since Zimmerman alleges in his complaint that NBC defamed him as a racist, and the U.S. Dept. of Justice is investigating to see if Zimmerman can be charged with violating Trayvon Martin’s civil rights, the case cannot move forward.  Now with his recent arrest, there is more reason for why that case might be delayed further from proceeding.

O’Mara might hope that one day George Zimmerman will pay him, but it appears to be highly unlikely.   With the Osterman’s, Robert Zimmerman Sr., and Jonathan Manalo having already written books, a book deal for George from his perspective would not be lucrative.  America heard enough from  George Zimmerman and his advocates already.

Posted on 11/29/2013, in George and Shellie Zimmerman, Justice For Trayvon and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 62 Comments.

  1. Did George raise $400,000? That’s hard to imagine. I wonder if there is a private donor as well, or more than one.. I haven’t had sufficient coffee yet this morning, but am trying to think of who posted the $100,000 following the 2nd bond hearing. My understanding of posting bond is that you don’t get that back.

    (I had to do that for someone one time, put up the 10% and even though, eventually the state decided to not press charges, I didn’t get it back.)

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    • Mindyme, good morning!!

      It is hard to imagine George raising $400K, but he received about half of that before his first bond hearing. As I heard, the rest of it came in spurts, only when O’Mara begged for money to pay expert witnesses. If Zimmerman has any supporter able to donate that kind of money, then they should also be in a position to have offered him a job and housing after his acquittal.

      In those States that have bonds, the 10 percent is paid to the bondsman. The bondsman purchases a policy that covers the balance, so you are correct — that money is not returned.

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    • roderick2012

      mindyme62: I wonder if there is a private donor as well, or more than one.

      I have been saying since last year that George has a sugar daddy because every time O’Mara begged for funds a significant amount of money just shows up and I doubt that enough individual donors were able to donate that amount of money in such a short amount of time.

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  2. So funny to me that someone will put up cash but not their face and good name to support him as in hiring him.

    It reminds me of those who don’t really vote ‘for’ a particular candidate but rather against another one.

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  3. Thank you, Xena, for providing the most clear picture of George Zimmerman’s legal financial history and that of O’Mara’s and West’s use of the gz legal fund!

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    • Yahtzee, I can’t help but question why an attorney would take on a client that his office is not prepared to represent without spending more than $50K on upgrades and buying another building? Neither did West have the proper upgrades and space.

      And that going into a business and purchasing a building but leasing it to one of the business partners who pays the rent from client funds —- well, I question that. I mean, why don’t other defendants recommend that their attorney buy a building exclusively to work on their case where they pay the rent, while their attorney goes to the media and begs for money to pay expert witnesses?

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      • Xena, Is there a dimension to this whole episode that is not being considered? Could this be an attempt to in some way limit the ability of Mrs. George (Shellie) Zimmerman from receiving any funding from the proceeds of the trust fund set up by MOM to distribute the monies received from the “donations” to George Zimmerman after the murder of Trayvon? It seems to allege that all monies given to him have been depleted and the balance is at zero or less, but is it really? One move that could be used by Mrs. Zimmerman at this stage would be an immediate filing of a chapter 7 bankruptcy. This action could be used as a means of requiring a full and complete accounting of all funds received and spent by both she and her husband. Now that the alleged funds due to the security firm have been paid, she no longer has the threat of that lawsuit hanging over her head and a bankruptcy action would no longer be a financial risk. Don’t forget the mention of trust funds that was made in the divorce filing so it would definitely have to be explored in a chapter 7 filing….

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        • Crazy

          One move that could be used by Mrs. Zimmerman at this stage would be an immediate filing of a chapter 7 bankruptcy.

          It’s been a long time since I did any research into bankruptcy law, but there’s a statute regarding “preference payments” that gives the chapter 7 trustee authority to collect monies paid to unsecured creditors within a certain amount of time before the filing of chapter 7. I do not remember how many months it is.

          If it falls back to April 2012, then all the unsecured creditors that Shellie paid in April 2012 will have to return the money. I’m not sure if the bankruptcy code would require O’Mara to return funds used for “improvements” and rents, but that might also be a possibility. Then, the chapter 7 trustee takes all the money and divides it between all unsecured creditors.

          I agree with you, but there’s a good chance that Shellie wants to retain her car, and if she files chapter 7 she will need to reaffirm that debt. If she is not employed to reaffirm the debt, then she will be walking.

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          • Xena, The next time I talk to my tax attorney, who also handles bankruptcy’s I will have to ask him about the time, however I think that several years ago when I had a customer go with Chapter 7 to avoid paying money he owed to me, that the actual time was 12 months, however the judge went back farther because of circumstances that indicated that he was structuring his funds in such a way as to indicate his future filing of Chapter 7. I suspect that because MOM and West did not consider the funds they collected from the trust as payment for services, then they may have a problem… As far as Shellie walking, I don’t think that is much of an issue, as best I recall she owed quite a bit more on the vehicles than they were worth… but poor George, will suddenly realize that even if the court releases his guns, they will be seized by the court if Shelly files chapter 7 because they are joint assets much as the cars are… Poor little Georgie is simply screwed no matter what!!! He will either lose all the toys he has, in the divorce or in the Chapter 7, either way his is afoot with no gun to use to acquire money…..

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            • @crazy1946. Oh right!! I do remember something about fraudulent transfers, and when those transfers are made while there are still unpaid consumer debts, that the chapter 7 trustee can recover the money and/or property.

              Remember when O’Mara first took over the funds, that he said the Trust was administered by someone who was also a bankruptcy trustee? It was when — maybe September last year when he said that George got another administrator? That is probably when O’Mara figured he could spend money from the Trust on office improvements, purchase a building, lease it to himself, and get the Trust to pay the rent.

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            • Xena, Now, let’s look a little farther and understand my thoughts. After the first administrator was replaced, there were questions asked about whether he (MOM) was receiving fee’s from the trust. He stated several times that he was not being paid from the money in the trust. Now the kicker, he also said that the trust was George’s and he (George) had the final say on how the money was spent, he made that comment several times. That would mean that George would have had to authorize the payment of “Rent” on the property owned by MOM and Ice Cream Man, Whoops, that means that now MOM can’t come back and claim that money was for the legal defense, as the payment of fee’s to your attorney are to cover “all” normal business expenses, the payment of rent by a client would not pass the test, as a normal expense payable to an attorney.. MOM has a problem, especially if (and I suspect it was) the rent was more than that is charged for similar space in the community, it could be considered by the court to have been a fraudulent action and the same will apply to the purchase of computers, and items that are not the responsibility of the client in a reasonable and normal sense. The Chap 7 judge can and probably will have a field day with the (non) trust fund and the way it was miss appropriated….
              Again, remember it was not the FBI that brought down Al Capone, it was the IRS, could the same happen to Zimmerman and MOM and The Ice Cream Man?

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            • @crazy1946. You have an excellent argument. Add into that the reason why O’Mara settled the AIS lawsuit. He alleged that George and the trust’s administrator made decisions on the money, yet he was receiving “rent” from the trust funds.

              Creditors can file involuntarily bankruptcy against debtors, and that is an ideal move when debtors choose to pay one or some unsecured creditors without paying others.

              Your comment brought something else to mind; i.e., we may now know where George was taking furniture that he held hostage — that building purchased by O’Mara and West.

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            • Xena, Have you asked yourself why MOM suddenly decided to settle the security companies lawsuit? Have you thought much why George Zimmerman had not been served with the divorce paperwork? Is there a possibility that Shellie Zimmerman’s attorney (Kelly Sims) was working in tandem with MOM and delayed the serving of papers in order to negotiate a better settlement with the security company? It does seem strange that the settlement would occur just before George was served papers, does it not? We all speak badly of George Zimmerman, yet how many of us realize that (IMO) MOM and he are two of a kind, always looking for a way to beat the system…

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            • @crazy1946. It didn’t surprise me about the non-service of Shellie’s divorce petition. Pleadings that initiate a case are served by the Sheriff. They don’t search for respondents. Private process servers can be hired, but they don’t do much either to locate respondents. The last alternative is to serve via publication. Using either alternative means filing a motion with the court for leave to serve by special process. I can see Sims not wanting to rack up more fees.

              George might have not wanted Shellie to know where he was living, but since he knew of the divorce, he could have contacted the Sheriff directly and arranged to be served at the courthouse, the Sheriff’s office, or anywhere else.

              Being in jail, it was the perfect opportunity for the Sheriff to serve George with the divorce petition.

              As far as O’Mara settling the AIS lawsuit; the last I checked about a week ago, depositions had been arranged then cancelled. With George and Shellie being separated, they were not likely to be cooperative in giving depositions.

              There was no way that either defendant could prevail. It was a clear breach of contract in addition to non-payment of services rendered. George continued having security through another source at a lesser rate, so it demonstrates he wanted and paid for the service after not paying AIS. He had money, and apparently did not dispute the charges.

              Looking back at O’Mara’s behavior, it appears that he was the person assuming that money was going to continue flowing to George at more than $200k per month. He failed to consider that some if not most of those donors felt betrayed that money they donated for George’s “legal defense” was used to pay his past due debts.

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      • Two sides to a story

        Xena, do you happen to know the purpose of the enterprise that OM and West bought or leased the building for?

        Seems as if OM and West did everything they possibly could to milk Zman and his supporters even though OM spoke at first about pro bono. We all saw how they ignored Z in court prior to jury selection, then they put on a big show of supporting him during jury selection and the trial, probably after reading that we noticed how they treated him. Very interesting and I bet the relationships between the client and his lawyers was far more strained than they admit publicly. I bet he was a real pain in the azz. They all deserve one another, though. All NBC has to do is wait for Z to screw himself over and voila, there’s no way he’ll win his lawsuit.

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        • Howdy Two sides!

          Xena, do you happen to know the purpose of the enterprise that OM and West bought or leased the building for?

          The purpose of the enterprise was to get George into an environment exclusively set-up where he could not overhear staff talk confidential matters with other clients. (Just kidding. Because, George certainly spent enough time at O’Mara’s office to call it his home.)

          We all saw how they ignored Z in court prior to jury selection, then they put on a big show of supporting him during jury selection and the trial, probably after reading that we noticed how they treated him.

          Of course he read about it. Those 6 interns no doubt stayed on the internet reading what was posted, with George later making contact with his minions instructing them who to bully enough for them to shut-up.

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          • Two sides to a story

            Actually, it would not surprise me a bit if the part about overhearing stuff is true at least in part! Of course, looks like OM’s office in the former one-family home would have been a bit crowded with six extra people in it.

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            • Well Two sides, after trial was over, at least that one-family converted house could be used to hide furniture held as ransom. 🙂

              In his application to be declared indigent, Zimmerman gave the address to O’Mara’s office as his mailing address. Zimmerman might be living next door with the Trust paying rent to O’Mara and West’s LLC.

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      • Two sides to a story

        So the building was for extra space only during the case? Do they still rent that space? The entire thing seems over the top, as Frederick Leatherman described it.

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        • Two sides to a story, The reason for the shell corporation used to purchase the property and then lease it to MOM was to allow access to the funds in the trust account. Now we see a huge fee claimed that will be charged off on their taxes as a bad debt allowing them to acquire assets and receive funds with no real tax liability. What they fail to tell us when they make the claim of how much money is owed, is that there are some things that are included in that sum that have already been paid, such as the rent and other items that the trust fund paid for, they would have to be removed from the total amount claimed if they wish to be honest about what is owed by Zimmerman… Now the amusing part that could come out of this is the tax liability that would shift to Zimmerman from them in the event they charge off his bill on their taxes… This could possibly expose Zimmerman to a whole new legal night mare. The price for killing a black child may have just gone up… Never forget back in the 1920’s it was the tax man that brought down the evil empires of the time…. Could history repeat its self? You might note that taxes are some of the things that can not be removed by a filing of bankruptcy, and both the Zimmerman’s could be accountable for any funds due in taxes as a result of this ploy by MOM and Ice Cream Man… The money received by the Zimmerman’s as a result of the donation site, are allegedly not taxable, however if there is a charge off on a debt by either of the parties in the marriage, the it was explained to me that they are jointly responsible for the taxes on that debt (as income)… Hopefully I have explained this correctly, as my attorney explained it to me, he is an expert of tax law, and I am not, so if I am wrong it was not him, it was my not understanding correctly what he was explaining to me… One thing he did say that I did understand correctly is that Zimmerman has probably stepped in a big pile of poop this time….

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          • crazy, you are correct regarding tax liens, they cannot be written off in BK. Any debt agreed upon by the party and creditor as a settlement, the portion of the unsettled amount is then considered income and taxable. Example, you owe a creditor 20,000, the creditor will except 12,000 to settle the account. 8,000 is now taxable as income.
            Tax liens will stay on your credit for 7 years after they are released. You have 3 years from the date your taxes are due to dispute your taxes with the tax man if you feel there is an error, if you choose to ignore for 3 years, the tax man will haunt you lets say until death do you part, or you pay the piper.

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          • Crazy1946 this sounds susciciously like money laundering?
            Would MOM even consider this after the fiasco at the hearing? Do you think the new trustee was hired to find a legal way to extract money from Tubby’s trust before he spent it all on non related items?

            Do you remember the CPA expert testifying that it was not necessary for GZ to keep deposits and withdrawals below the 10k level if they were by check. The bank alerted IRS only to cash transactions over 10k. All that cloak and daggers and wasn’t even necessary. 😉

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          • Two sides to a story

            Thanks, Crazy. I have very little knowledge of how all this works, either in the past or according to today’s law. Appreciate you taking the time to explain. Guess we shall see if the Zman and OM have stepped in a big pile with the donations.

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  4. ChrisNY~Laurie

    Hello Xena and everyone else. I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving.

    Didn’t I just read somewhere that George dumped his public defender and hired his own attorney? Where is he getting money? I’ll go search for the article and post it if I can find it.

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    • @ChrisNY.

      Didn’t I just read somewhere that George dumped his public defender and hired his own attorney? Where is he getting money?

      Yep. He made bail one day, and fired the public defender the next day. Now, Frank Taaffe is begging on his White Supremacist website on behalf of George.

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      • roderick2012

        Xena: Now, Frank Taaffe is begging on his White Supremacist website on behalf of George.

        I doubt that they will defend the white Hispanic after he assaulted a blonde blue-eyed Aryan female.

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        • Two sides to a story

          There seem to be more than a few supporters on Taafee’s site and the worst kind, many of them racists and foul-mouthed. Some of the more moderate supporters on other blogs are talking about waiting and seeing what Taaffe does with the funds. Some are giving their money directly to Sr and Gladys. Some aren’t interested in helping Z now that he’s past the big M2 obstacle. Hopefully this means less support overall.

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          • @Two sides.

            Some aren’t interested in helping Z now that he’s past the big M2 obstacle.

            Some became disinterested in donating after Zimmerman used more than $30K of donated money to pay his pre-Feb. 26, 2012 debts.

            People now realize that giving Zimmerman money is not so he can pay a lawyer. Rather, it’s to financially support a now 30 yr old grown man who was unable to financially support himself before his name became known.

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          • roderick2012

            @ Two Sides, where are you getting this information that people are giving to Papa Zim?

            I didn’t know their begsite was still operational.

            I am sure a lot of George’s former fanboys have moved onto supporting Michael Dunn because you know he was white man who was disrespected by those uppity Negroes when they refused to turn down the volume of their music.

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  5. Taffe will have to switch it up from racism to anti feminism to get donations.

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  6. Now for the next installment of this long running soap opera, will we see MOM/West go to the court and seek money? Don’t forget they still have motions open before the court that have never been closed…

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    • @crazy1946.

      Now for the next installment of this long running soap opera, will we see MOM/West go to the court and seek money?

      Hmmm. That’s a good question, but they already have the advantage of filing attorney liens on any property or assets coming George’s way. If George disputes the bill or any part of it, there might be mediators to handle it — not sure how Florida operates on that issue.

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      • Xena, Wasn’t there several motions filed during and before the trial with the court claiming that the prosecution caused many additional hours of work? The number of hours claimed seemed at the time to have been inflated, but it should be interesting to see if they follow up with their attempt to extort money from the state…

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        • Crazy1946, yes. The defense did file motions and requested sanctions. However, those motions were based on Zidiot conspiracy theories via the CTH. Since they are no longer giving legal advice to O’Mara and West, the momentum is lost. The motivation for O’Mara and West to file those motions was the idea that Zidiots would donate money to the legal defense fund. Well, the show is over, George is broke and has new charges against him, and O’Mara and West are not representing him, so there is no motivation for West and O’Mara to come back before Judge Nelson to rehash unfinished arguments.

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          • Xena, Normally I would agree with you, but in this case, MOM did request funds, and I would not be surprised to see him pursue that avenue in an effort to get money from the state. You apply logic that would apply to a normal attorney to MOM? I still think that he and Zimmerman are two birds that share the same feathers… Of course that is just my simple opinion and you may take that and $10.00 to a Starbucks and get a cheap cup of coffee, right?

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            • Crazy1946

              You apply logic that would apply to a normal attorney to MOM?

              LOL!! Okay. You got me on that one.

              I still think that he and Zimmerman are two birds that share the same feathers…

              In some things, yes, such as representing Zimmerman as a person with deputized authority while denying he’s a wanna cop — because in their minds, Zimmerman still had cop authority over an unarmed 17 yr old who just happened to be the same race as those Zimmerman alleged were committing burglaries.

              Of course that is just my simple opinion and you may take that and $10.00 to a Starbucks and get a cheap cup of coffee, right?

              Is Starbucks that expensive? LOL!! I’ve not been to a Starbucks for several years. I can buy Stewarts for less and make my own coffee at home.

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            • I’ll have a venti iced white chocolate mocha……$4.95

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            • dreamer, your comment caused me to think of the movie Pulp Fiction and the $5.00 milk shake. LOL!

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            • @Xena,

              Addiction comes in may forms, mine would be Starbucks. A day without Starbucks, is like a day without sunshine. I can make good coffee also, but some how I can’t perfect the iced white chocolate mocha. They did tell me that employees get all their drinks free, so maybe I should apply for a job. Better yet, mabe I’ll just buy a Starbucks. LOL

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            • Well dreamer, I too am one who must have my morning coffee. 🙂

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  7. What the hell ever happened to Osterman?

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    • Rachael, last I heard, other federal Air Marshalls did not want to work with Osterman. Osterman knows what side his bread is buttered on.

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      • So he’s not working? The old I’ll die for you, lie for you, lose my job for you routine? I think we are all a lot safer with that dweeb not flying. Can you imagine? Ughh

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        • Rachael, I don’t know whether Osterman is working, but I’m pretty sure if he was given a choice of supporting George or losing his job, he would choose keeping his job. It seems that Osterman was the only friend that George had who was gainfully employed. The others are either retired or unemployed.

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  8. Jueseppi B.

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™ and commented:
    Couldn’t happen to a nicer group of racist evil nasty heartless bastards!!

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  9. Can you imagine what it like for us here in Central Florida? We get one case after another. Our News stations are obsessed with these kinds of people.

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    • Gator Woman. Welcome to Blackbutterfly7.

      Our News stations are obsessed with these kinds of people.

      It’s not much different than in other states. Scott Petersen was on the news in Illinois until he went to prison. Had he not gone to prison, he probably would not have been able to drop a dime without a reporter seeing and reporting it.

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  10. What I don’t understand is O’Mara went from pro-bono to 2.5 million. I also don’t understand how even after it was “found out” that Zimmerman had access to donated money O’Mara still went to the public begging for funds on Zimmerman’s behalf, money that apparently MOM was not trying to claim for himself. In other words during the time that GZ was racking up tons of legal expenses his attorney was not seeking payment from him. That is one of the reasons I question the legitimacy of this 2.5 million debt that GZ was able to claim and then receive reduced bail only to hire another high priced attorney.

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    • tashatexas. HEY! Good to see you.

      What I don’t understand is O’Mara went from pro-bono to 2.5 million.

      Strange, isn’t it?

      O’Mara saw money donated to Zimmerman and decided he wanted to be paid. What O’Mara did not think about, IMO, is how Zimmerman betrayed those donors by paying his pre-Feb. 26, 2012 debts with that money. The jail house phone calls were enough for some donors to say, “never again.” The donations were no longer sufficient to pay for Zimmerman’s security. By the time that he appeared on Hannity’s, Zimmerman didn’t know if he was going to have money to eat.

      It was around that same time that AIS stopped providing Zimmerman with security and left O’Mara with an outstanding bill of over $28,000.

      Paypal is no longer accepting donations for Zimmerman’s “legal defense fund” overseen by O’Mara. I guess O’Mara figured that if he wasn’t going to get paid, then why should he still be involved with a trust fund to feed George.

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      • But he was pro bono so at the beginning it made sense he wouldn’t try to avail himself of all the money. However, I don’t understand how this case went from pro bono all the way to 2.5 million in debt where they now appear to be charging him for every hour they worked. Baffling! Lol

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        • tashatexas. Baffling is right!

          O’Mara is hoping that if NBC settles the lawsuit, that it will pay his contingency in addition to outstanding bill. So, O’Mara and the Beasley law firm get paid, and there’s nothing left for George.

          It could also be a scheme to discourage the civil suit that Trayvon’s parents plan to file. If George has no income and is over $2 million in debt, then he cannot pay the judgment.

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          • There you go my brilliant friend, there you go! I got the sense that it was something nefarious and I’ve played around with several reasons why but I never thought of that. That’s absolutely brilliant and I believe the 2.5 million figure is a complete scam and now you’ve help me figure out why.

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            • tashatexas. Aesop has a fable about a snake. It’s been told in different ways, but each way it is told is that a snake makes an appeal for help, and in the end, bites the character that helped and says, “I’m still a snake.”

              A snake is a snake is a snake, and anyone who will cheat, demean and denigrate a victim, and misrepresent facts as O’Mara did in Zimmerman’s trial, is a snake, IMO. He will bite Zimmerman and anyone else because that’s his nature.

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