ORLANDO, Fla. - There are new developments in the Florida Bar's investigation into George Zimmerman's attorney and his handling of the case.
Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, used his blog Tuesday to clear the air about an ethics complaint. O'Mara said he initiated the investigation by reaching out to the Florida Bar, asking for proper rules of setting up a fund for a client and for using social media.
O'Mara set up a legal defense fund for Zimmerman on GZdefensefund.com and used social media, an effort that gathered support leading up to Zimmerman's trial.
O'Mara started the website to help pay for the defense that would eventually clear Zimmerman of all charges.
O'Mara wrote, "The Florida Bar had no rules on how to handle such things."
He went on to say, "If we moved forward with our plans for the defense fund and our online presence, we would be breaking new
O'Mara wrote he was responding because of "inaccurate
O'Mara has distanced himself from Zimmerman since the end of the trial.
Zimmerman's most recent domestic violence charges were dropped but he had initially sought help from an attorney out of Miami for that case.