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Defense attorney accuses Willis, Wade of 'systematic misconduct' during closing arguments

Willis has also been accused of misusing federal funds by a former staffer.

Published: March 1, 2024 12:54pm

Updated: March 1, 2024 2:56pm

Defense Attorney Craig Gillen on Friday accused Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and special prosecutor Nathan Wade of "systematic misconduct," during closing arguments of the case that will determine if Willis will be removed from the election interference case involving former President Donald Trump.

"Prosecutors don't act like this. Lawyers don't act like this. These people, your honor, is a systematic misconduct. And they need to go," Gillen said. 

He also accused both Wade and Willis of committing “fraud on this court” when they said Wade did not give any  financial benefit to Willis during their relationship. 

“We've got all the records showing from Mr. Wade about the payment for these -- it's trips for the cruises, for the flights, all this stuff,” he said.

Almost two months ago, one of Trump's co-defendants accused Willis of having an “improper, clandestine personal relationship” with special prosecutor Nathan Wade whom she hired to be the lead prosecutor in the Trump interference case. 

Willis also has also been accused by a former staffer of misusing federal funds.

Willis last year indicted Trump, now a 2024 GOP presidential candidate, and 18 co-defendants over their efforts to challenge the 2020 election results in Georgia.

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