The Florida Bar on Friday closed its investigation into possible wrongdoing by defense attorney Mark O'Mara, saying it found no credible evidence that he knowingly solicited false testimony from George Zimmerman's wife when she told a judge the couple was broke.
That testimony by Shellie Zimmerman resulted in her being charged with perjury, pleading guilty and being placed on a year of probation.
O'Mara successfully defended George Zimmerman, who was acquitted last year of second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin in Sanford.
The main issue before the Florida Bar, according to Friday's letter, was whether O'Mara knew the Zimmermans were taking in significant amounts of money via a fund-raising website when he questioned Shellie Zimmerman at an April 20, 2012, bond hearing.
She told Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. that she and her husband were broke. In fact, they had collected more than $130,000 in donations.
According to Friday's letter, O'Mara told the Bar that he learned on April 14, 2012, that some money was flowing into the website — just not how much.
O'Mara was not available for comment late Friday.Copyright © 2015, CT Now