George Zimmerman Won’t Have to Turn Over $200K He Raised in Donations

Zimmerman said he couldn't afford his $150,000 bond. But it turns out he was sitting on a pile of money.

By Julianne Hing Apr 27, 2012

Proceedings at a planned hearing today in the Trayvon Martin murder case over administrative details were eclipsed by a bigger issue: $204,000 in undisclosed donations that George Zimmerman raised through his [now-defunct website]( A Florida judge ruled today that the self-appointed neighborhood watchman won’t immediately need to hand them over, [CNN]( reported. State prosecutors argued that in light of this new disclosure, which Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara said he didn’t know about until this week, Zimmerman’s bond ought to be increased. Zimmerman failed to disclose the amount at his bond hearing last week, where a judge set bail for the self-appointed neighborhood watchman at $150,000 after the Zimmermans said they could not afford the proposed $1 million bond. Zimmerman was released Sunday night after posting 10 percent of his bail. [CBS]($200k-raised-by-website-for-defense-fund/) reported: > Meanwhile, according to [CNN](, the attorney for Trayvon Martin’s family says Zimmerman should be back in jail because during a recent bond hearing he did not report to a judge that he had $204,000.