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What to Know About District Attorney Fannie Willis

From CNN's Shawna Michelle

Fulton County District Attorney Fannie Willis walks into a room at the Fulton County Government Center before a news conference Monday, Aug. 14, in Atlanta.

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Fulton County District Attorney Fannie Willis is back in the spotlight after her office last year 19 co-accused were chargedRegarding efforts by former presidents and their allies to change the results of the 2020 presidential election, including Donald Trump.

He campaigned on the premise of restoring integrity to the Fulton County District Attorney's office, was elected after ousting six-term incumbent Paul Howard and received a stack of backlog cases.

Less than a month later, his office sent letters to Georgia officials asking them to preserve documents related to efforts to influence the state's 2020 election.

In addition to leading the election fraud investigation, Willis has also brought anti-corruption charges against the Grammy-winning rapper. Young thug and his associates. The district attorney has spoken fondly of RICO — the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act — and has used it in unorthodox ways to bring charges against school officials and musicians, including the young gangster.

From California via Washington, DC, Willis received his undergraduate degree from Howard University in 1992 and graduated from Emory School of Law in 1996. According to his biography. Her name, Fani, is Swahili and means “prosperous” and her father is a lawyer and Black Panther.

A step South Atlanta Magazine Profile, he worked in the private sector for five years, starting in 2001 as an assistant district attorney for Fulton County.

Read more About Fulton County's First Female District Attorney.

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