Fani Willis’ Campaign Supported by $15M PPP Scam Artist

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Fulton County DA Fani Willis’ year is spiraling into chaos, and it’s all her doing. Her grandstanding case against former President Donald Trump is indefinitely delayed, likely past the November election. And if that’s not enough, she’s now entangled in another scandal that’s making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

According to the New York Post, Willis, who can’t seem to stay out of controversy, received a suspicious $1,000 campaign donation from Shelitha Robertson, a convicted criminal. Robertson, 62, is now facing seven years in prison for orchestrating a massive pandemic fraud scheme that raked in a staggering $15 million in fraudulent funds.

Imagine a top law enforcement official accepting campaign cash from a crook. Rather than using the ill-gotten gains to improve her businesses, Robertson indulged in extravagant luxuries. We’re talking about a 10-carat diamond ring and a Rolls Royce. Yep, the kind of stuff you see in crime movies.

So, what’s the real story here? According to Georgia’s campaign filings, Willis got the donation from Robertson right when Robertson was neck-deep in her fraudulent activities with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This program, designed to help struggling businesses during the pandemic, became a playground for scammers. And many, including Robertson, got busted for exploiting it.

Robertson’s donation to Willis’ campaign happened in May 2020. Robertson is no stranger to the political scene; she unsuccessfully ran for a Circuit Court judge position in Fulton County in 2010 and 2014. But that’s not the end of her dubious history.

In April and May 2020, Robertson, a former Atlanta assistant city attorney and ex-cop, filed fraudulent PPP loan applications for four businesses, massively inflating employee numbers and payroll amounts to pocket larger loans than she deserved. The Department of Justice laid out the scheme clearly, highlighting her blatant lies and fraudulent practices.

As you’d expect, social media exploded over this news. The revelation that Robertson donated to Willis’ campaign adds another suspicion around the DA. One user on X (formerly Twitter) remarked, “Hopefully, her assets were confiscated and some kind of money judgment rendered to recover what she has stolen.” Another user sarcastically questioned, “Georgia has some problems. Do they know where the citizens’ tax money has gone?”

So far, Fani Willis’ office has remained mum on the donation controversy. There has been no response or explanation. And honestly, are we even surprised?

This situation raises serious questions about the integrity of our officials and the political process. How many more skeletons are hiding in Willis’ closet? As voters, we deserve transparency and accountability, especially from those who wield the power to prosecute. It’s time for Fani Willis to step up and address these issues head-on—or step down.