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Fired employee hits Zimmerman prosecutor with whistleblower lawsuit

By Doug Powers  •  July 17, 2013 03:00 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

Here’s a quick flashback to something that happened as the trial of George Zimmerman was coming to a close that kind of got lost in the mix amid the drama of the verdict:

The special prosecutor in the George Zimmerman case has fired her information technology director, who last month testified that he found evidence on Trayvon Martin’s cell phone that Zimmerman’s lawyers say the state never turned over, according to a Jacksonville.com report.

Not surprisingly, the fired IT employee will now sue Zimmerman’s prosecutors:

A former employee of Florida State Attorney Angela Corey’s office plans to file a whistleblower lawsuit against George Zimmerman’s prosecutors, his attorney told Reuters on Tuesday.

The action will put pressure on Corey, who already faces criticism from some legal experts for the unsuccessful prosecution of the case, which led to the acquittal of Zimmerman for shooting unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman’s defense has also called for sanctions against her and her prosecution team.

More “overreach”?

In related news, cue the tiny violins: A Zimmerman lawsuit against the Peacock Network for deceptive editing could cost NBC millions.

**Written by Doug Powers

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