The defense team for Zimmerman solicited donations for their defense efforts after a fund was established in May of last year. As of the beginning of this year, Zimmerman’s defense team was able to raise more than $314,000 through crowdfunding.
On their website, the team explained where some of the donated money went. Posting bail cost $95,000 alone, and almost $62,000 went into paying for living expenses for George Zimmerman and his wife.
Providing security for Zimmerman cost more than $56,000 and it cost approximately another $75,000 to provide infrastructure to support a small legal team as well as any other case-related expenses.