Fulton County DA Fani Willis Accused Of Threatening Nathan Wade’s Ex-Wife in New Ethics Complaint

Fulton County DA Fani Willis threatened to initiate criminal proceedings against the ex-wife of her boyfriend Nathan Wade, a new ethics complaint, filed with the Georgia State Bar, claims.

The complaint, filed by Atlanta resident Stephen Kramer, also alleges that Willis and Wade misspent state funds during the investigation and prosecution of former President Donald Trump.

The Wade v. Wade divorce proceedings received national attention after Willis hired Nathan Wade as the Fulton County special prosecutor in the Georgia election interference case, resulting in the indictment of Trump and 18 others.

Trump and his co-defendants sought to remove Willis from the Georgia election interference case based on allegations that she and Wade had engaged in an improper romantic relationship that constituted a conflict of interest. Testimony and cell phone records provided strong evidence that both Willis and Wade lied under oath during the misconduct hearing, last month.

Fulton County Superior Court  Judge Scott McAfee ruled Friday that Willis can remain on the Trump Georgia case as long as Wade steps aside.

Kramer is asking the Georgia state bar to sanction Willis or disbar her from practicing law.

The Atlanta resident states in his complaint that he has “no legal experience” and has never met Willis, Wade, or any staff members of the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. He said his allegations are based on open sources, legal rulings and his previous ethics filing.

According to Kramer, Willis falsely claimed during Wade’s divorce proceedings that his former wife, Joycelyn Wade, had harassed her. Wade and Joycelyn Wade separated on Aug. 15, 2021, after 24 years of marriage. Nathan Wade filed for divorce on Nov. 2, 2021.

Willis and Wade have both alleged in court that their relationship began in 2022, after Willis hired him to investigate Trump.

“One of the most concerning incidents in this case, in a long line of concerning incidents, is when D.A. Willis used her position to threaten Mr. Wade’s wife, Joycelyn Wade, during their divorce proceedings,” Kramer wrote in the Complaint. “D.A. Willis stated in a motion that Ms. Wade was trying to embarrass and harass her, and by extension, interfere and obstruct in the conduct of the [D.A.] election.

Throughout the divorce proceedings, Joycelyn Wade’s attorney complained repeatedly about Nathan Wade’s “willful refusal” to provide requested documents and bank statements or answer interrogatories, Fox5 reported in January.

In May 2023, the court ordered Nathan Wade to submit all outstanding documents, including tax records and pay stubs, which he partially complied with in June 2023. Subsequently, he faced contempt charges in Aug. 2023 and was directed to provide additional credit card statements and law firm records.

In Sept. 2023, Joycelyn Wade filed a motion to reopen discovery, alleging that Nathan Wade, while appointed as a special prosecutor in the Trump case, was leading a lavish lifestyle, spending substantial amounts of money, leaving her with minimal financial support. In December 2023, Nathan Wade reportedly produced some outstanding discovery responses, revealing credit card statements indicating non-work-related trips with Willis.

“D.A. Willis admitted to an improper relationship with Mr. Wade, so Ms. Wade had every reason to determine how the marital money was being used before the divorce. This was not an unusual action by a divorcing couple,” Kramer stated.

He went on to claim that Willis used her position “to threaten her paramour’s estranged wife during her proceeding. D.A. Willis was using the full power of her office to to threaten Ms. Wade with criminal prosecution.”

“This was done to prevent Ms. Wade from adequately fighting for her rights in court; to help Wade in his divorce case and “prevent [Willis] from being an integral part of the now-public divorce case,” Kramer said.

Kramer has also filed a complaint with the Fulton County government’s ethics board but it ruled that it did not have jurisdiction over Willis.

During an appearance on Newsmax Thursday to discuss the breaking story, Kramer explained that he had been closely scrutinizing news surrounding the Fulton County DA’s office and “voraciously reading things” because Willis and Wade’s “exotic trips and cruises” on the taxpayer dime didn’t “sit well” with him.

“As a taxpayer, my money was going to her boyfriend, and then they were going on trips together,” he said.  “Money was going from taxpayers to him [Wade] and then back to Fani Willis.”


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About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 01: Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis looks on during a hearing in the case of the State of Georgia v. Donald John Trump at the Fulton County Courthouse on March 1, 2024, in Atlanta, Georgia. The hearing is to determine whether Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis should be removed from the case because of a relationship with Nathan Wade, special prosecutor she hired in the election interference case against former President Donald Trump. (Photo by Alex Slitz-Pool/Getty Images)