Zimmerman's former attorney faces bar complaint

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 | 5:57 PM    

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ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — The attorney who helped get George Zimmerman acquitted of murder charges says he expects an ethics inquiry by the Florida bar examining how he handled a defence fund and social media during the case will find he did nothing wrong.

Mark O'Mara said in a statement on his website Tuesday that the inquiry came after his office contacted the bar for advice on how it should go about managing the fund and website it set up to assist it in Zimmerman's second-degree murder case.

O'Mara says "the conclusion will suggest that we handled these new and novel approaches in an appropriate and ethical way."

Florida bar spokeswoman Francine Walker said in an email that she couldn't provide further information due to confidentiality rules.

Zimmerman was acquitted in July in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.





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