Couple ordered to hand over homeless man’s GoFundMe money

Johnny Bobbitt left with Kate Mc Clure and Mark D'Amico

The couple raised the $400,000 with a GoFundMe campaign created previous year after Bobbitt gave his last $20 to help McClure when her vehicle broke down on Interstate 95 near Philadelphia, according to the GoFundMe page.

'He's really left us with no choice but to go forward, ' said Mr Fallon, one of two pro bono lawyers from Cozen O'Connor in Philadelphia whom Bobbitt retained last week.

The judge ordered the couple to transfer the money into an escrow account and hire a forensic accountant to review the financial records within 10 days.

The judge also has ordered McClure and D'Amico to provide a full accounting of the money they raised.

This week, she said there was more than $150,000 left to NBC Today host Megyn Kelly.

"I wish it didn't come to this", said Bobbitt, who is reportedly now back on the streets.

"He's homeless and penniless", Promislo said about Bobbitt.

Through conversations, she learned that Bobbitt was originally from North Carolina, and had been an ammunition technician in the Marines.

In ten days, the couple is expected to give an account of exactly how the money was spent. The couple also "took time out of their own schedules", including their jobs, to bring Bobbitt back and forth to rehab centers on a daily basis, Badway said. "I'll burn it in front of him".

"My clients tried to help [Mr Bobbitt]", he said. "He is such a great guy, and talking to him each time I see him makes me want to help him more and more".

Bobbit also suspected that D'Amico, a carpenter, spent some of the donation money on gambling. It was featured in national newspapers, including The Post.

The story went viral, and they later appeared on shows like "Good Morning America" and were interviewed by the BBC. Ultimately, the campaign raised more than $402,000 from more than 14,000 donors. Dow issued a temporary restraining order that mandates the couple to turn over the money to Bobbitt's attorneys, who will open a trust fund that will be frozen as the case plays out. He'd given his last $20 to D'Amico for gas last fall and the couple wanted to return the favor.

He said he will give the money to Bobbitt when he is clean, because giving it to someone addicted to drugs would be like "giving him a loaded gun".

Regardless, a New Jersey judge disagreed. But suddenly she had a new BMW, and the couple was taking vacations to Florida and California and Las Vegas, Bobbitt told the Inquirer.

After that, they began trying to stretch the donations by buying Bobbitt what he needed, including a trailer to live in, rather than giving him cash, the show reported.

Some of the money went to GoFundme administrative fees. On Wednesday, he said he and McClure had opened up a separate account for Bobbitt.

The properties were placed in the couple's names at the request of Bobbitt, Badway said.

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