DOJ Explores Willis’s Inconsistent Reporting of Grant Funds

( – Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis filed a 41-count indictment naming former President Donald Trump and additional co-defendants on August 14, 2023. Since then, she’s faced multiple allegations of prosecutorial misconduct and had six charges dismissed by the judge overseeing the case. Additionally, the House Judiciary Committee is probing her use of Justice Department funds, and a new report detailed her office’s inconsistent reporting of that taxpayer money.

On April 10, conservative media outlets exploded with the news that the Justice Department confirmed earlier reports that Willis’ office has failed to properly report a significant portion of grant money it received from the DOJ’s Office of Justice Programs.

Fulton County received the $488,000 Justice Department grant in October 2020 “to eliminate youth gun and gang violence” through the federal Community-Based Violence Prevention program. The grant ended in September 2023.

The Washington Free Beacon (WFB) recently asked DOJ officials about alleged discrepancies in filing records associated with the funds. A Justice Department spokesperson advised the WFB that the department reviewed Fulton County’s filings in response to the media outlet’s request.

The DOJ representative confirmed that officials “noticed some inconsistencies” with reports filed to the reporting system for federal sub-awards regarding some of Fulton County’s payments to a subcontractor. The spokesperson said the Justice Department was working with the county to “update their reporting accordingly.” The spokesperson declined to provide additional information regarding the apparent filing errors.

Those discrepancies involve the payment of $88,900 spread out over six installments to the local Offender Alumni Association. Those remittances ranged from $10,200 to $30,000. The prosecutor’s office submitted the first grant installation on May 27, 2022, and the final on August 18, 2023.

Neither Willis nor the Fulton County District Attorney’s office responded to multiple requests for comment on the situation from media outlets. However, she has lashed out at her detractors in the past by accusing them of trying to obstruct her prosecution of the former president.

Meanwhile, House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) is leading a probe into Willis’s alleged misuse of that grant money. He recently sent her a letter threatening to hold her in contempt of Congress if she didn’t produce all the documents the committee subpoenaed earlier this year.

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