(TheProudRepublic.com) – The disgraceful scandal around Fani Willis, the Democrat DA who has charged Donald Trump over the 2020 election in Georgia, has seen a new twist with revelations of how she squandered taxpayer money to shower her lover with lavish pay when hiring him as a prosecutor in the case.
Fulton County District Attorney Willis is currently facing allegations of paying her supposed romantic partner, Nathan Wade, a higher hourly rate in the case against Trump compared to what she offered to one of the state’s top racketeering experts.
This information comes from documents obtained by The Daily Caller.
John Floyd, an acclaimed expert on federal and state Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statutes, signed a contract with the Fulton County District Attorney’s office on March 10, 2021, with an hourly rate of $150.
In stark contrast, according to court documents, Nathan Wade, appointed by Willis as special prosecutor, was retained at a rate of $250 per hour.
Another special counsel, Anna Cross, was contracted with Fulton County at a $250 hourly rate starting July 15, 2022.
However, Willis claimed, “all her special counsels were paid the same rate.”
A motion filed last week by a Trump co-defendant suggested that Willis’s decision to give Wade, allegedly her lover, a “lucrative” contract was self-serving.
It stated that Wade used the payments for his position to finance cruises and vacations for Willis.
This claim gains some context because Wade filed for divorce from his wife on November 2, 2021, the day after his contract began under Willis.
“I appointed three special counsels, as is my right to do, paid them all the same hourly rate. They only attack one,” Willis said at Big Bethel AME Church, responding to the revelations.
“I hired one white woman, a good personal friend and great lawyer, a superstar, I tell you. I hired one white man, brilliant, my friend and a great lawyer. And I hired one black man, another superstar, a great friend and a great lawyer… First thing they say: ‘oh, she [is going to] play the race card now,” she added.
“You cannot expect black women to be perfect and save the world,” Willis said further.
Floyd had previously collaborated with Willis in using Georgia’s RICO act to prosecute nearly three dozen Atlanta public educators in a cheating scandal, leading to multiple convictions in April 2015.
Wade, on the other hand, has experience in private practice as a trial attorney and as a municipal judge.
The court motion states that “Wade has never prosecuted a felony RICO case” and that there wasn’t “any history of, Wade ever having prosecuted a single felony trial.”
“If the allegations about his lack of felony trial experience are true, $250 per hour is unreasonably high,” commented Atlanta-based criminal defense attorney and legal analyst Philip Holloway.
Since January 2022, Wade has received nearly $654,000 in legal fees, as reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.