$ 400,000 raised for the homeless man in the US UU They disappeared, says a lawyer

Johnny Bobbitt Jr., left, Kate McClure, right, and McClure's boyfriend Mark D'Amico pose at a CITGO station in Philadelphia.

The lawyer for a homeless man from Philadelphia whose kindness resulted in the creation of a fundraising page says that all the money donated has disappeared.

Chris Fallon, the lawyer representing homeless man Johnny Bobbitt, said he learned of the money lost in a call with attorneys representing Kate McClure and Mark D & # 39; Amico, the couple accused of mismanaging the money raised for Bobbitt.

This photo taken on August 15, 2018 shows Johnny Bobbitt

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Ms. McClure created the GoFundMe page for the veteran of the US defense force. UU in November after he used his last $ 20 to buy gas for his car when he was stranded on the highway.

The site raised more than US $ 400,000 (A $ 556,000) from more than 14,000 people.

Mr. Bobbitt filed a lawsuit against Ms. McClure and Mr. Dico, accusing them of mishandling donations.

The couple has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

Mr. D & # 39; Amico said to the Philadelphia Inquirer he only spent $ 500 of the donations to bet, but he paid the loan with his earnings.

Johnny Bobbitt used his last $ 20 to fill the gas tank of a motorist stranded in Philadelphia

Johnny Bobbitt used his last $ 20 to fill the gas tank of a motorist stranded in Philadelphia

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He also said that Mr. Bobbitt in December spent $ 25,000 in less than two weeks on drugs, besides paying overdue bills and sending money to his family.

The couple also said they bought Bobbitt a van with some of the funds and parked it on the ground, owned by Mrs. McClure's family in New Jersey.

But Mr. Bobbitt was left homeless again after D & # 39; Amico told him in June that he should leave the property.

The couple said NBC there were still more than $ 150,000 in donations.

The New Jersey judge in the case ordered the couple to transfer the money to a blocked escrow account on Friday and hire an accountant to review the financial records within 10 days.

The money was expected to be transferred to an account controlled by Mr. Bobbitt's attorneys, but it can not be used until the judge determines how it will be handled.