DA Fani Willis Accused of Using Public Funds to Give Her Boyfriend $1M Job Prosecuting Trump, Motion Alleges

Jaime Halscott

Jaime T. Halscott

Jaime T. Halscott is the Managing Partner of Appeals Law Group, a Florida-based law firm concentrating in criminal appeals, civil appeals, post-conviction relief, habeas corpus petitions, and executive clemency petitions.  He can he reached at 407-255-2165 or www.appealslawgroup.com


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The judge presiding over the Georgia election subversion case involving Donald Trump has scheduled a hearing for February 15, 2024 to address the motion seeking the disqualification of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. The motion is based on allegations of an improper relationship between Willis and her special prosecutor, Nathan Wade.

Former Trump 2020 campaign official Mike Roman, who was indicted with former President Donald Trump in Georgia, lodged the allegations in a 127-page motion to dismiss and to disqualify Willis, her office, and Wade from prosecuting the case.  Roman claims that Wade, the special prosecutor, is romantically involved with Willis and misused funds from the District Attorney’s office for extravagant vacations with her.

You can read the motion to dismiss and disqualify HERE:

Indictment # 23SC188947 – Defendant Michael Roman’s Motion to Dismiss and Disqualify

Nathan Wade was appointed as a special prosecutor in this case by Fani Willis.  According to the motion, public records show he has never tried a felony RICO case.  Prior to his appointment, he was in private practice as a civil litigation attorney.  According to the motion, he has been paid almost $1,000,000.00 in legal fees from the State of Georgia for his work on the Trump case.

The motion alleges that Willis and Wade have traveled personally together to such places as Napa Valley, California, Florida and the Caribbean and Wade has purchased tickets for both of them to travel on both the Norwegian and Royal Caribbean cruise lines. The motion further alleges Wade has also purchased hotel rooms for personal trips with funds from the same account used to receive payments under his contract with Willis.

Judge Scott McAfee has directed Fulton County prosecutors to submit a written response to Roman’s allegations by February 2, 2024.

Attorney Ashleigh Merchant has filed a motion to unseal Wade’s divorce records, joined by a media coalition, including CNN. An evidentiary hearing will allow witness testimony, possible exhibits, and oral arguments.

Fani Willis has been subpoenaed to testify at a court deposition in Nathan Wade’s divorce case in January 23, 2024.  Willis has filed a motion to quash the subpoena to avoid having to testify in the divorce proceedings.  In that motion Willis suggested that Wade’s wife is using the divorce to harass and damage Willis’ reputation. Willis alleges that Joycelyn Wade, separated from her husband for over two years, is conspiring to exploit the civil discovery process in the criminal election interference case.


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