Former Trump Prosecutor Nathan Wade Accused of Contempt of Court by Ex-Wife

Jack Phillips
By Jack Phillips
April 4, 2024US News
Former Trump Prosecutor Nathan Wade Accused of Contempt of Court by Ex-Wife
Special prosecutor Nathan Wade sits in court during a hearing at the Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta, Ga., on March 1, 2024. (Alex Slitz/Pool/Getty Images)

The former special prosecutor who was involved in the Georgia election case targeting former President Donald Trump is facing contempt of court charges for allegedly not paying child support and for his ex-wife’s medical bills, court documents submitted on Wednesday show.

Last month, Nathan Wade resigned from the Trump election case after Fulton County Judge McAfee gave Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis an ultimatum to either remove herself or Mr. Wade from the case. It came in response to allegations that Ms. Willis and Mr. Wade engaged in a clandestine relationship during the case, which the pair ultimately confirmed.

Mr. Wade’s ex-wife, Jocelyn Wade, has filed contempt of court proceedings against him and accused him of failing to pay child support and more than $4,000 for her urgent medical procedure, according to divorce filing submitted by Ms. Wade in Cobb County, Georgia.

“Defendant urgently requires medical procedures, namely an endoscopy, colonoscopy, and ultrasound, due to severe physical symptoms she has been enduring,” according to the new filing. “These symptoms have significantly impacted her ability to consume most foods, leading to a substantial weight loss.”

Her medical condition is allegedly getting worse, according to her filing. She might need an “emergency intervention” in the near future, it added.

The reason why the medical bills are important, Ms. Wade contended, is that Mr. Wade allegedly stopped paying his child support for their two children and put a financial strain on her family.

The “sudden cessation of support” for their children means that she has an income of less than $1,000 per month, it said. Further, Ms. Wade wrote that she can’t work due to her poor health condition.

The latest divorce filing, however, noted that the court doesn’t have jurisdiction over their “young adult children” but added that she “lacks the financial means to cover the medical procedure repayment.”

The expenses also include payments that Mr. Wade allegedly had promised to his children after he separated from his wife, her filing said. It also claimed that he told his son he would send money to him in Europe, where he is pursuing a career as a professional soccer player, and also refused to pay his daughter’s rent.

“Demonstrating Defendant’s unwavering commitment to her children’s education and future, she promptly covered her daughter’s rent payment and has continued to do so every month thereafter with the money she receives in spousal support awarded her under the Temporary Order and Agreement,” her filing stated.

Mr. Wade has not yet responded to his ex-wife’s claims in a court filing or in a public statement. The Epoch Times contacted Mr. Wade’s attorney and his private law office for comment.

Even though Mr. Wade is no longer involved in the Trump case, the new allegations could further put strain on Ms. Willis’s case against President Trump and the other co-defendants. In last month’s court order, Judge McAfee noted that some of the claims against Ms. Willis and Mr. Wade are unresolved and added that an “odor of mendacity remains” in the prosecution.

When he resigned after Judge McAfee’s order, Mr. Wade wrote that President Trump and other co-defendants who made accusations against him “failed to meet their burden” in proving that there was a conflict of interest in the case. They had alleged that Ms. Willis and Mr. Wade had financially benefitted from the arrangement and that he took her on lavish vacations that he paid for with taxpayer money; the pair both denied those claims.

“I am offering my resignation in the interest of democracy, in dedication to the American public, and to move this case forward as quickly as possible.” “I am sure that the case, and the team, will be in good hands moving forward and justice will be served,” he said in the letter.

As for Ms. Willis, who had faced disqualification over the allegations, she escaped relatively unscathed. In an interview with CNN last month, the district attorney said that she is moving on the Trump case and warned the former president.

Last week, President Trump’s attorneys appealed Judge McAfee’s ruling to allow Ms. Willis to remain on the case, arguing that the judge was wrong not to disqualify both Mr. Wade and Ms. Willis.

“Providing DA Willis with the option to simply remove Wade confounds logic and is contrary to Georgia law,” the appeal said. The only appropriate remedy, they argued, is to totally dismiss the district attorney because of the injury the defendants’ suffered to their due rights cannot be undone.

It added that Ms. Wade’s disqualification is “the minimum that must be done to remove the stain of her legally improper and plainly unethical conduct from the remainder of the case.”

His attorneys have also argued that Ms. Wade’s comments at a black church in Atlanta in January—days after the first allegations were levied against her—were inappropriate and unnecessarily brought race into the case. They said the race comments would prejudice a future jury pool against the defendants in the case.

From The Epoch Times

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