Fulton DA Allegedly Appointed Romantic Partner As Special Prosecutor In Trump Case

Fani Willis, the district attorney in Fulton County, Georgia, allegedly inappropriately hired a romantic partner to handle her case against former President Donald Trump, according to a court motion filed Monday.

The court filing alleges that Nathan Wade, a private lawyer who has played a key role as a special attorney in the racketeering case against Trump and his associates pursuant to the 2020 election, used money that his firm received from Fulton County to cover the costs of ritzy trips with Willis, according to its text. By law, the district attorney signs off on payments to special prosecutors, meaning that Willis allegedly signed off on funds that were later used to pay for vacations with Wade, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Fulton County has paid Wade approximately $654,000 in fees since January 2022, according to county records reviewed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The motion was filed by representatives of Michael Roman, a former official for the Trump campaign named in the indictment.

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