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Judge revokes Zimmerman's bond (Must return to court for hearing on revoking bond)
WESH Orlando ^ | 6/1/12 | staff

Posted on 06/01/2012 12:39:19 PM PDT by SaraJohnson

SANFORD, Fla. - Judge Ken Lester said Friday George Zimmerman has to return to for a hearing within 48 hours.

Lester said that Zimmerman withheld information about how much money he had when he was granted bond.

Zimmerman had more than $200,000 in a PayPal account that had been donated to him on a website, therealgeorgezimmerman.com

The state had a recording of Zimmerman and his wife before the bond hearing in which they acknowledged the money in the account.

(Excerpt) Read more at wesh.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: martin; trayvon; zimmerman; zimmermanbondrevoked
Zimmerman is being called to court for a hearing about his bond.
1 posted on 06/01/2012 12:39:28 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

That was money intended for his defense. Do donations count as income?


2 posted on 06/01/2012 12:42:13 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: SaraJohnson

The Pay Pal account was all over the media. Why was nothing mentioned by the court until now?


3 posted on 06/01/2012 12:43:05 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

The judge wants to be a federal judge ASAP


4 posted on 06/01/2012 12:47:59 PM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: SaraJohnson

After all that has come out, does ANYONE think there is a case here?

The “Judge” is pandering to the race pimps!


5 posted on 06/01/2012 12:51:15 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: SaraJohnson

Zimmerman needs to show up wearing a hoodie and luggin’ some bags of “Skillets” candy.


6 posted on 06/01/2012 12:51:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: SaraJohnson

Utter horse dung. Zimmerman doesn’t need to be anywhere near a jail.

I hope his defense can keep him from being locked up...it will be a travesty if he spends ANY time behind bars.


7 posted on 06/01/2012 12:51:55 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: TYVets

Apparently.


8 posted on 06/01/2012 12:52:36 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: SaraJohnson

Utter horse dung. Zimmerman doesn’t need to be anywhere near a jail.

I hope his defense can keep him from being locked up...it will be a travesty if he spends ANY time behind bars.


9 posted on 06/01/2012 12:52:43 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SaraJohnson

10 posted on 06/01/2012 12:52:59 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: SaraJohnson
Zimmerman had more than $200,000 in a PayPal account

As I recall, that account was set up just days before his release. PayPal usually takes several days to release funds, so he may in fact have not *really* had the actual money until after his release on bail.

11 posted on 06/01/2012 12:53:29 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: wastedyears
That was money intended for his defense. Do donations count as income?

Would you report $200,000 in donations on your tax return? How about to the judge if your freedom was at stake?

GZ did a stupid, stupid thing. Now it looks like he's going to pay for it.

12 posted on 06/01/2012 12:53:29 PM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: SaraJohnson
He's just another race baiting democrat thrown under the bus for political gain. If this case were against a white man he would be part of the screaming mob calling for his head. I have no sympathy for Zimm. He is reaping what he has sown.
13 posted on 06/01/2012 12:58:47 PM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: TYVets

This judge probably has a cuspidor lined with The Constitution.


14 posted on 06/01/2012 1:06:37 PM PDT by oyez ( Affordable Health-care is neither affordable nor health-care.)
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To: BO Stinkss

You realize George Zimmerman is not Jewish?


15 posted on 06/01/2012 1:09:44 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: SoFloFreeper
I hope his defense can keep him from being locked up...it will be a travesty if he spends ANY time behind bars.

Unless he is put in solitary confinement there is a very high probability that he will be murdered in prison. The judge knows this!

16 posted on 06/01/2012 1:26:51 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: SaraJohnson
Many years ago, I learned how the attorneys played "I want that judge" game.

Bond shouldn't be dependent on what you own.

17 posted on 06/01/2012 1:29:13 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Cementjungle
As I recall, that account was set up just days before his release. PayPal usually takes several days to release funds, so he may in fact have not *really* had the actual money until after his release on bail.

According to his attorney Mark O'Mara, Zimmerman used $5000 of the money to post the $15,000 bond. He had the money and it was available to him.

18 posted on 06/01/2012 1:33:29 PM PDT by South40
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To: Cementjungle
As I recall, that account was set up just days before his release. PayPal usually takes several days to release funds, so he may in fact have not *really* had the actual money until after his release on bail.

According to his attorney Mark O'Mara, Zimmerman used $5000 of the money to post the $15,000 bond. He had the money and it was available to him.

19 posted on 06/01/2012 1:33:47 PM PDT by South40
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To: BO Stinkss
He's just another race baiting democrat thrown under the bus for political gain.

I wonder why nobody ever gets thrown under an 18-wheeler.

20 posted on 06/01/2012 1:35:41 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: BO Stinkss
BO,

I've often wondered if Zimmerman voted for Obama.

Has this been confirmed by any news source?

Or is it just reasonable speculation since he is a registered Democrat?

Thanks.

21 posted on 06/01/2012 1:36:14 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: SaraJohnson

Obama’s economy is failing after an $800 billion money grab.

It’s time for zimmerman all weekend, can’t be Obama’s poor economy, all weekend.......


22 posted on 06/01/2012 1:37:10 PM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: Dan Nunn

Would you report $200,000 in donations on your tax return? How about to the judge if your freedom was at stake?

GZ did a stupid, stupid thing. Now it looks like he’s going to pay for it.

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The judge should have ignored Zimmerman’s trivial omission, and he would have done so if Zimmerman had been a black thug like Martin. The funds were not for his personal use; they were intended for his lawyer, whoever he finally turned-out to be. Zimmerman is not a flight risk, so he should stay out of jail.


23 posted on 06/01/2012 1:37:28 PM PDT by Socon-Econ (Socon-Econ)
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To: cpdiii
Unless he is put in solitary confinement there is a very high probability that he will be murdered in prison.

Upon what do you base this?

24 posted on 06/01/2012 2:27:04 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: cpdiii
Unless he is put in solitary confinement there is a very high probability that he will be murdered in prison.

In which case hizzoner should be rung up on charges as an Accessory to Murder, because he "knew, or should have known" that such would be the outcome of his ruling.

25 posted on 06/01/2012 2:36:05 PM PDT by HKMk23 (GOPe 2012 MITT HAPPENS)
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To: Dan Nunn

How could he have possibly known how much was in the account? He was in jail. No internet there..


26 posted on 06/01/2012 2:39:46 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles
How could he have possibly known how much was in the account? He was in jail. No internet there.

The consensus from the articles I've read is that Zimmerman and his wife talked in code while he was in jail, and they both knew about it. From this URL:

State prosecutors said on Friday Zimmerman's wife, Shelley, knew about the PayPal money from his website and lied at the bond hearing when she said she didn't know of it.

27 posted on 06/01/2012 2:46:11 PM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: Dan Nunn

Explain what was stupid of George Zimmerman!


28 posted on 06/01/2012 2:52:30 PM PDT by Bullfrogg (American by birth, Irish by heritage, and hellraiser by choice)
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To: SaraJohnson

29 posted on 06/01/2012 2:56:58 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: SaraJohnson

Actually, it sounds like Zimmerman misled the court about his financial status. My guess is that it was by accident - that he didn’t know exactly what the money collected for his defense could be used for.

Getting a second passport, however, is a reasonable sign someone is considering fleeing, and would be important information for the judge to consider.

OTOH, if the tracking devices are good - and I don’t have any idea how reliable they are - then I’m not sure it matters. The point is to make sure he shows up for his trial, not to punish him in advance of his trial.


30 posted on 06/01/2012 2:57:19 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (A conservative can't please a liberal unless he jumps in front of a bus or off of a cliff)
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To: SaraJohnson

I don’t think anything was done wrong. There may have been an account for donations to zimmerman on paypal, But that doesn’t make the money his because he had to get legal and accounting advice on that money. There was no intent here to hide this money. Zimmerman just didn’t know exactly *what* he could use it for until he got his legal and accounting advice. Judges don’t give legal and accounting advice to defendants.


31 posted on 06/01/2012 3:00:36 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Mr Rogers

Getting a second passport, however, is a reasonable sign someone is considering fleeing, and would be important information for the judge to consider.

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We are rapidly losing the opportunity for fair constitutional trials.


32 posted on 06/01/2012 3:05:41 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Mr Rogers

Getting a second passport, however, is a reasonable sign someone is considering fleeing, and would be important information for the judge to consider.

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We are rapidly losing the opportunity for fair constitutional trials.


33 posted on 06/01/2012 3:06:14 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Bullfrogg
1. Not disclosing several hundred thousand dollars at a bond hearing after speaking about it, in code, during a tapped jail phone call with your wife.
2a. Having two passports.
2b. Not turning them both in.

The judge seemed to be on Zimmerman's side until all of this, rejecting Corey's BS arguments at the first bond hearing. Now Zimmerman has made his character a question in the trial. And as I said before, I think it's undeniable that Zimmerman acted in self-defense.

34 posted on 06/01/2012 3:09:53 PM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: Cementjungle

The corrupt unJustice system has found a way to avoid the embarrassment of being summarily dismissed when they try to lynch George for their race serving racist reasons ... they simply slam him into jail where someone they hire murders him. It is time for these bastards to go ... straight to the hell they deserve.


35 posted on 06/01/2012 3:15:11 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: clee1

No, the judge is aiding and abetting the planned murder of George Zimmerman so the criminal enterprise racist don’t lose their ‘face’ when he would be exhonorated. Look for Eric ‘the black crimeboss messiah’ Holder to be behind this move somehow. I’m sure he has someone lined up to do the wet work once they wisk George away.


36 posted on 06/01/2012 3:19:02 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: SaraJohnson
Well let's face it. If he had the passport and if he had the Paypal money available to him for the month of May, and didn't run, then he must not be much of a flight risk.

Anyway why run now when the prosecution and Trayvonistas are the ones running scared. They're the ones who want him to go away before all the rest of their so-called evidence collapses.

37 posted on 06/01/2012 4:00:10 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: SaraJohnson

they announced he had to return to jail on TV, not a court appearance


38 posted on 06/01/2012 4:38:40 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: MHGinTN

Only thing is, if these bastards do manage to do a Jim McDoubal or Slobodan Milosevic type job in this case, there’s no hiding it and no spinning it. The GOP wouldn’t need any other issue this November.


39 posted on 06/01/2012 5:05:24 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: Mr Rogers
Would you please explain why having a second passport matters? Perhaps, he lost the first one?

Getting a second passport, however, is a reasonable sign someone is considering fleeing, and would be important information for the judge to consider.

Thanks for explaining!

40 posted on 06/01/2012 5:06:18 PM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in the communityÂ…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: wastedyears
That was money intended for his defense.

That money was intended for his living expenses and legal defense.


41 posted on 06/01/2012 5:14:14 PM PDT by Beach_Babe
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To: Cementjungle
As I recall, that account was set up just days before his release.

On April 10th during their press conference, Zimmerman's former lawyers Hal Uhrig and Craig Sonner mentioned that therealgeorgezimmerman.com site, with a link to his paypal account, had been launched that previous weekend.

George was booked into the Seminole County Jail the next day and his bond hearing was on April 20th.

What I found odd is that during the hearing both George's wife and his father were asked about the paypal account. They both danced around the question. George was never directly questioned about it.

42 posted on 06/01/2012 5:34:31 PM PDT by Beach_Babe
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To: The Wizard

Yeah, they are going to hold him in jail until the rehearing on his bond.

The judge dismissed the prosecutor’s complaint that he has two passports claiming it is not unusual to lose your passport and get another one. He is interested in why George and his wife did not tell him about the internet money.


43 posted on 06/01/2012 6:47:41 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Usagi_yo

There may have been an account for donations to zimmerman on paypal, But that doesn’t make the money his because he had to get legal and accounting advice on that money.


He should have told the judge that. He and his wife testified about their money situation to the judge and failed to say they had a paypal account. :(


44 posted on 06/01/2012 6:52:19 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: OneWingedShark
Upon what do you base this?

Look up the racial incarceration statistics of prisoners in Florida. Look at the statistics of interracial crime inside a prison.

This is not rocket science. Mr. Zimmerman has a target on his back inside of prison. There are those inside of prison that are motivated by racial hate that want to take him out. There are those inside of prison that would take him out just to gain status in their own group.

45 posted on 06/01/2012 8:11:45 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: SaraJohnson

I don’t see why that is true. Money donated for a real defense fund really can’t be used for anything else until the defense is done and Bail is not about being punative.


46 posted on 06/01/2012 10:07:43 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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