• O'Mara: Most of Zimmerman's debt due to unpaid legal fees


    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Defense attorney Mark O'Mara said he's worried about his former client, George Zimmerman.

    It's the first time O'Mara has been heard from since Zimmerman's last run-in with the law in September.

    Zimmerman said he is more than $2 million in debt after he was arrested Monday for allegedly sticking a gun in his girlfriend's face.

    O'Mara told Anderson Cooper that debt is from his law firm.

    "I think most of that is, I think Don West and I spent over 3,000 hours each," O'Mara said.

    O'mara said the money that was raised after thousands of people made online donations took care of hiring expert witnesses, but it didn't pay for O'Mara and his associates' time spent.

    "It allowed him to survive until trial, it allowed him to pay off some of what was done but no, there's a lot more money due to a lot of people," O'Mara said.

    O'Mara said he doesn't expect to ever get paid by Zimmerman.

    He wouldn't comment about the details of Zimmerman's arrest this week, but said he has bigger concerns for the man he says he created a friendship with.

    "We've spent a lot of time together in the last year and a half, and yes I'm worried for him, no question," O'Mara said.

    O'Mara said he does have an agreement with Zimmerman, that if money does become available Zimmerman will have to pay the debt.

    He also said with Zimmerman's latest arrest, the possibility to make money from an interview is likely shrinking.

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