Bad Romance: Fani Willis accused of illegal recording, Nathan Wade accused of contempt

Willis is still overseeing the prosecution of former President Donald Trump.
Fani Willis, Nathan Wade, Aug. 14, 2023, Atlanta, Ga.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is accused of illegally recording a phone conversation while Nathan Wade, her former special prosecutor and lover, is separately facing contempt of court proceedings in his divorce case.

Attorney Christopher Kachouroff, who is representing Trump co-defendant Harrison Floyd, said that Willis recorded a phone call she had with one of his Maryland-based colleagues, who was unaware that she was taping, Newsweek reported Thursday. 

Maryland requires two-party consent to be recorded, and recording a private conversation without consent from both people involved may be punishable by up to five years in prison or a $10,000 fine.

Willis is still overseeing the prosecution of former President Donald Trump and 14 other co-defendants after Wade withdrew from the case pursuant to an order that Fulton County Superior Judge Scott McAfee issued after a hearing earlier this year about the couple's relationship. 

Separately, Wade's estranged wife, Jocelyn Wade, filed contempt of court proceedings against him on Wednesday after he allegedly failed to pay for her urgent medical procedures or help support their children. 

Wade has told his children to seek financial support from their mother, who needs money for an endoscopy, colonoscopy, and ultrasound, according to local outlet Fox 5 Atlanta.

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