The IRS is getting involved in the legal defense fund of George Zimmerman, as his lawyer Mark O’Mara revealed that an independent administrator will oversee all funds donated to the GZ Defense Fund.
The third-party administrator is a former IRS agent, and currently works as a CPA with experience managing Chapter 7 Trustee Funds.
As O’Mara said through gzlegalcase.com:
The fund's administrator will have sole discretion regarding the dispersal of funds, and guidelines will be put in place to define reasonable living expenses for Mr. Zimmerman and his family and to fund necessary legal expenses. Neither Mr. Zimmerman nor The O’Mara Law Group will have direct access to the funds.
There will be a strict level of confidentiality regarding those who donate to the George Zimmerman Defense Fund as their active donating is regarded as a private event and does not open them to public scrutiny.
While we are recommending a level of transparency regarding the use of these funds, that transparency is most appropriately afforded to the donors, as they are the source of the funds utilized.
Zimmerman is currently in hiding as he was released on bond last week.