(TheRedWire.com) – Following the accusations from election interference case co-defendant Michael Roman that Georgia’s chief prosecutor had been involved in an illicit affair with a lawyer who was hired to assist in this case, many legal experts have argued that if true this could jeopardize the legal future of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.
Earlier this month, Roman filed documents that brought forward the election interference charges related to Willis, regarding her “improper” alleged affair with Nathan Wade, a special prosecutor. Wade had been hired to help in the racketeering election interference case, which included among the defendant’s former President Donald Trump.
In the court documents, it is noted that Wade did not have any felony prosecution or RICO experience but since January 2022 has earned $654,000 from taxpayers.
The filing alleged that in November 2021, Wade had billed Fulton County for 24 hours of work, shortly after he was hired as special prosecutor. It is further alleged that Willis had also received the benefits from her lover’s earnings which had come from the pockets of taxpayers, as the two had often taken lavish vacations which he had been paying for.
Constitutional law expert John Shu, who had served in the administrations of George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush stated that while these alleged improprieties could cause reelection issues for Willis they did not automatically mean that the case against Trump in Georgia needed to be dismissed. However, as he pointed out, the affair, if true, would bring into question why Willis had opted to hire Wade when she already had a RICO expert on her staff.
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