Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and special prosecutor Nathan Wade, involved in the extensive racketeering case against former President Donald Trump and others in Georgia, have been subpoenaed to address allegations of an improper romantic relationship.
Roman, the director of election day operations for Trump’s campaign, faces seven counts linked to what Fulton County prosecutors claim was a scheme to overturn Georgia’s presidential election results.
Roman’s attorney filed a motion asserting that the prosecution against him is “invalid and unconstitutional.” Simultaneously, the motion addresses the allegations of an improper relationship between Willis and Wade.
Willis had enlisted Wade to assist in the case against Trump, and Roman contends that the two prosecutors financially benefited from their association.
Roman also claimed, without providing evidence, that Wade received over $650,000 from the district attorney’s office and took Willis on a vacation. Besides seeking the dismissal of charges, Roman aims to disqualify Willis from the case.
Jocelyn Wade, in previous proceedings, presented evidence suggesting that Nathan Wade had booked roundtrip flights for himself and Willis.
Judge McAfee has given Willis’ office until February 2 to respond to the allegations. Neither Willis nor Wade has publicly commented on Roman’s claims, with the district attorney’s office indicating that responses will be presented in court filings.
Former President Trump has also joined Roman’s efforts to dismiss the indictment and disqualify Willis, Wade, and the entire district attorney’s office.
Four have since accepted plea deals, while Roman maintains a not guilty plea on all counts. The upcoming hearing promises to shed light on the complex web of legal and personal entanglements surrounding this high-profile case.