Zimmerman Lawyer Says He Did “Nothing Wrong” Amid Probe

George Zimmerman's former lawyer, Mark O'Mara, who is the subject of an "open investigation" by the Florida Bar, said Tuesday that he has done "nothing wrong." In a written statement, O'Mara said the matter stems from an inquiry he made to the bar association, seeking guidance on the "proper way to manage a defense fund and an online presence" while he was defending Zimmerman against a second-degree murder charge for the shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin. "Not only have I done nothing wrong in regards to how we managed the defense fund and the online presence for the Zimmerman case, but I think we also set the standard for how these matters should be handled in future high-profile cases that warrant such measures," O'Mara wrote. He also said that the probe by the Florida Bar was actually initiated by a request from his office and he was "certain that the matter will be closed shortly."

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