Zimmerman Donations Spike After Judge Revokes Bond

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George Zimmerman’s defence fund has seen a outpouring of donations since Judge Kenneth Lester ordered Zimmerman back to jail.The fund’s balance has jumped to $193,000, Newser reported.

At the time of his original bond hearing, Zimmerman’s defence fund held around $135,000. 

The fund had been receiving close to $1,000 a day, even before Lester ordered Zimmerman back to jail.

Lester revoked Zimmerman’s bond Friday after prosecutors claimed the former neighbourhood watchman lied about the amount of money at his disposal.

Prosecutors also claimed Zimmerman hid a second passport from the court.

Thus far, Zimmerman has used $30,000 to help him disappear — he has been in hiding since the case gained national prominence.

He has also used $20,000 to pay for living expenses for the past few months.

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