Georgia Prosecutor Nominated For TIME Person Of The Year

Georgia Prosecutor Nominated For TIME Person Of The Year

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis was nominated among other "Trump Prosecutors" made "TIME's" Person of the Year shortlist.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, the Georgia prosecutor known for the historic Trump Indictment, made TIME Magazine‘s shortlist for its 2023 Person of the Year.

The publication confirmed the news Dec. 4, stating that the shortlist features people who have “had the most influence on the world throughout the previous 12 months.”

Willis is listed among the “Trump Prosecutors” in Florida, New York, Washington D.C., and her state after the four cases led to the indictment of a U.S. president for the first time in history.

Willis has garnered significant attention for her work following Trump and his associates’ alleged role in interfering with the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. Launching the investigation in February 2021, Willis followed through on the indictment in August. Trump now faces 13 charges for racketing influenced and corrupt organizations, popularly known as RICO. Despite four others in the indictment having received plea deals, the former leader has pleaded not guilty on all counts.

The prosecutor was among an esteemed list of game-changers in their industries, including Jerome Powell and the SAG-AFTRA strikers.

The increased publicity has not been all positive for Willis, who has faced death threats for her case against the former president. Despite the harassment, her commitment to uncovering the truth was celebrated by TIME, which heralded her as an influential figure in national politics.

Former government figures bestowed this title have been President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Martin Luther King Jr. Willis, sadly, didn’t get the top prize. TIME announced on Dec. 6 that Taylor Swift was its Person Of the Year.