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George Zimmerman to step up fund-raising

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By MIKE SCHNEIDER
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Former neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman plans to step up fund-raising efforts to pay for expenses while he awaits trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin.
 
Zimmerman's attorney said Wednesday that Zimmerman plans to launch a new defense fund next month with a new fund manager.
 
Donors to the New George Zimmerman Defense Fund will receive "thank you" cards individually signed by Zimmerman.
 
Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, said an existing fund has raised $140,000 since it was launched last May, but funds currently are at the lowest they have ever been.
 
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