That amounts to nearly ten times the bond amount he was allowed to post before lying to the court about his finances.
In a blistering decision, Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester said that Zimmerman was a schemer and that he thought he had been preparing to flee the country with a second passport he had hidden away.
“Circumstances indicate that the Defendant was preparing to flee to avoid prosecution, but such plans were thwarted,” Lester wrote in his ruling.
“It is entirely reasonable for this court to find that, but for the requirement that he be placed on electronic monitoring, the Defendant and his wife would have fled the United States with at least $130,000 of other people’s money.”
According to his bond order, George Zimmerman is not allowed to leave Seminole County without prior authorization from the court. He also must check in with authorities every 48 hours and cannot enter Orlando Sanford International Airport property.
The judge ordered that Zimmerman will not be allowed to open a bank account and has a curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily.
Zimmerman may not seek to obtain a passport, he may not drink alcohol, and he will have to pay for his own electric monitoring device.
George Zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder in the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin on February 26 in a gated community in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
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