Trump Prosecutor Fani Willis Scrutinized For Possible Misuse Of Federal Loan

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis takes the stand as a witness during a hearing on the Georgia election interference case, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, in Atlanta. The hearing is to determine whether 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. (Alyssa Pointer/Pool Photo via AP)

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’s use of a high-dollar federal grant her office received in recent years has come under scrutiny after a whistleblower accusation surfaced that suggested Willis may not have used the funds for their original purpose.

Willis is now facing requests from the Department of Justice and Congress to address certain details about a $488,000 grant her office received that was designated to fund a youth center as part of Fulton County’s gang prevention efforts.

The requests came after a whistleblower named Amanda Timpson accused Willis in January of firing her after Timpson raised concerns in 2021 that a Willis aide planned to use a portion of the grant for frivolous expenses, according to a Washington Free Beacon report.

“I said, ‘You cannot do that, it’s a very, very specific grant,’” Timpson said she told Willis of the aide at the time.

Months after Timpson spoke out on the matter, the Washington Free Beacon revealed Wednesday that the DOJ said it found “inconsistencies” in Willis’s reporting on the grant money and that the department was working with her to correct them. The inconsistencies centered on a portion of the grant money that, according to Fulton County records, went toward a charity called the Offender Alumni Association. The organization told the Washington Free Beacon it did not have a record of receiving the funds.

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