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Lawyer says couple likely faces indictment for allegedly mismanaging $400K raised for homeless vet

Homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt (left) accused Kate McClure and Mark D'Amico of mismanaging hundreds of thousands of dollars raised for him through a GoFundMe campaign. (Image source: Video screenshot)

The New Jersey couple accused of mismanaging the $400,000 GoFundMe account raised for homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt, "will likely be indicted," according to court documents, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Bobbitt's lawyer filed a civil lawsuit against the Kate McClure, 28, and Mark D'Amico, 39, last month, which has led to a criminal investigation.

Ernest Badway, who represented the couple, filed the documents in a New Jersey court, and also stated that he would no longer be representing McClure and D'Amico.

"Additionally, since it is expected that one or both of the defendants will likely be indicted, my firm and I will no longer be able to continue our representation of them in this matter," Badway wrote in a motion, according to CBS News.

What's the story?

Badway filed a motion for a stay in the case on Thursday, the same day that investigators executed a search warrant at the Bordentown home. The search warrant was attached to the filed documents, The Inquirer reported.

McClure's and D'Amico's lawyer wrote that they would be "unable to defend themselves or respond in any meaningful way" to the discovery requests from Bobbitt's lawyers. Badway said they no longer had access to financial records.

The lawyer also wrote that his firm would no longer be able to represent McClure and D'Amico, according to WPVI-TV.

Authorities confiscated bags of evidence, including personal and business financial statements, cellphones, cash, jewelry, a BMW, and other items.

Bobbitt's lawyers did not oppose Badway's motion for a stay.

On Friday, Burlington County Superior Court Judge Paula T. Dow postponed the case until Dec. 7.

No criminal charges have been filed.

What else?

On Monday night, Florence Township police arrested D'Amico at his home for outstanding warrants not related to the GoFundMe account investigation, according to authorities.

D'Amico was released on $500 bail.

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