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  • George Zimmerman, center, stands with a Seminole County deputy and his attorney, Mark O'Mara, during a court hearing April 12, 2012. (AP/Pool)

    George Zimmerman's 2005 Myspace page, unearthed by the Miami Herald on Wednesday, suggests Trayvon Martin's shooter had a history of racial profiling.

    On Wednesday, Zimmerman's lawyer, Mark O'Mara, confirmed that the page—registered under the username "onlytobekingagain"—was real.

    In the "About me" section, Zimmerman—identified as "Joe G."—expressed resentment toward Mexicans living in his former Manassas, Va., community:

    I dont miss driving around scared to hit mexicans walkin on the side of the street, soft ass wanna be thugs messin with peoples cars when they aint around (what are you provin, that you can dent a car when no ones watchin) dont make you a man in my book. Workin 96 hours to get a decent pay check, gettin knifes pulled on you by every mexican you run into!

    Zimmerman lists his ethnicity on MySpace as "Latino / Hispanic," religion as "Catholic," his height as 5'10" and sexual orientation as "straight." According to his 2005 profile, he's a non-smoker, a drinker, a Libra and would like children "someday." He graduated from Osbourn High School in Manassas in 2001, and had 39 friends on MySpace.

    In a post dated Aug. 24, 2005, Zimmerman downplayed an alleged domestic dispute involving his ex-girlfriend: "Im still free! The ex hoe tried her hardest, but the judge saw through it! Big Mike, reppin the Dverse security makin me look a million bucks, broke her down! Thanks to everyone for checkin up on me!"

    In another, on Aug. 30, 2005, he boasted about how a pair of felony charges related to an alleged assault on a police officer were dropped. "2 felonies dropped to 1 misdemeanor!!!!!!!!!!!" Zimmerman wrote.

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  • The Drug Enforcement Administration extended an apology to a University of California engineering student who was locked in a holding cell for more than four days and forgotten about. The student drank his own urine in desperation and attempted to kill himself, before agents returned four days later and found him, he said in a news conference covered by NBC and other outlets.

    "I am deeply troubled by the incident that occurred here last week," DEA San Diego Acting Special Agent in Charge William R. Sherman said in a statement provided to Yahoo News. "I extend my deepest apologies the young man and want to express that this event is not indicative of the high standards that I hold my employees to. I have personally ordered an extensive review of our policies and procedures."

    An earlier statement from the San Diego DEA office was less contrite, with spokeswoman Amy Roderick saying that the student was caught in a drug raid because "he was at the house, by his own admission, to get high

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  • Feds: Illinois city official stole $53 million

    Upon further review, the former comptroller of a small Illinois city stole a lot more than initially thought, say federal authorities.

    Rita Crundwell, of Dixon, Ill., faces charges that she stole more than $3.2 million in public funds from the city of Dixon in just a matter of months. (AP Photo/The American Quarter Horse Journal)

    They now say that Rita Crundwell, 59, took more than $53 million over the past two decades from the city of Dixon, Ill., and deposited the money into secret accounts. She then used the money to finance her horse breeding business and a lavish lifestyle.

    Federal officials initially accused Crundwell of misappropriating about $30 million. That estimate was greatly increased with her indictment on Tuesday. A federal grand jury in Chicago indicted Crundwell on a single count of wire fraud.

    The indictment also seeks $53 million and numerous assets, many of which were seized from Crundwell when she was arrested by FBI agents on April 17. Here's a laundry list of what the government wants:

    • Two residences and the horse farm in Dixon
    • A home in Englewood, Fla.
    • A $2.1 million luxury motor home
    • More than a dozen trucks, trailers and other motorized farm
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