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Georgia prosecutor settles divorce amid scrutiny over alleged relationship with DA Willis

The Georgia Senate last week approved the creation of a committee to investigate Willis's conduct amid the allegations.

Published: January 30, 2024 5:46pm

Updated: January 30, 2024 5:56pm

Nathan Wade, the special prosecutor in former President Donald Trump's Georgia election case, settled his divorce ahead of scheduled testimony in which he was expected to address his finances and travel with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.

Cobb County Superior Court Judge Henry Thompson announced Tuesday that both Nathan Wade and his estranged wife Jocelyn Mayfield Wade had agreed "to all issues presently before the court," the Washington Post reported. Thompson also cancelled the hearing.

Wade and Willis have faced allegations of maintaining an improper romantic relationship and her office's payment of Wade has come under a close watch due to her hiring of him to handle the Trump case. Trump co-defendant and former Trump campaign official Mike Roman first highlighted the alleged relationship in a motion to dismiss his case. Wade, Roman stated, has received almost $654,000 in legal fees between January 2022 and December 2023.

Court filings in the divorce case revealed that Wade paid for tickets on at least two out-of-state trips with Willis, including a 2022 trip to Miami, Fla.; and a 2023 trip to San Francisco, Calif. The divorce settlement means neither Wade nor Willis will testify to the allegations in that case.

The pair may find themselves in front of other panels addressing them, however, as the Georgia Senate last week approved the creation of a committee to investigate Willis's conduct amid the allegations.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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