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A California man is accused of sending death threats to Fani Willis

  • Man accused of sending death threats to District Attorney Fani Willis
  • Marc Shultz, 66, charged with promising to violently kill her and using defamation
  • Investigators believe he targeted her for prosecuting Donald Trump



A man in California has been accused of sending death threats to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis over her prosecution of former President Donald Trump.

Marc Shultz, 66, of Chula Vista, appeared in federal court in San Diego on Thursday and will be formally charged in Atlanta in June.

He is accused of making death threats against Willis in several comments on YouTube videos on October 4 and 5.

Shultz vowed to kill her by force, used racial slurs and said she “will be killed like a dog,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Georgia.

Investigators believe he is targeting Willis because she is prosecuting Trump for his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia.

A man in California has been accused of sending death threats to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis over her prosecution of former President Donald Trump.
Investigators believe he is targeting Willis because she is prosecuting Trump for his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia.

“Threats of violence against public officials, in particular, threaten the fabric of our democracy,” said Keri Farley, special agent in charge of the FBI in Atlanta.

‘Threats of violence against government officials in particular threaten the fabric of our democracy.

“We want everyone to know that if you engage in such behavior, you will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”

While U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan said, “Sending death threats to a government official is a criminal offense that will not be tolerated.

“Our office will continue to work diligently with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to help protect public officials as they carry out their duties and who deserve to do so, free from threats of harm and intimidation.”

Willis thanked the US. North Georgia lawyer for filing charges and taking swipe at Republican Senator Bill Cowsert.

Marc Shultz, 66, of Chula Vista, appeared in federal court in San Diego on Thursday and will be formally charged in Atlanta in June. He is accused of making death threats against Willis in several comments on YouTube videos on October 4 and 5
Trump’s legal team tried to remove Willis from the case because of an affair she had with former special counsel Nathan Wade (right)
Judge Scott McAfee ruled that Wade had to leave or Willis could not proceed with the charges

“On the same day that Senator Bill Cowsert had the audacity to question whether an elected African-American female prosecutor deserves protection from death threats, the United States Attorney and the FBI announced a new indictment against someone who took my life threatened,” she said.

“I thank U.S. Attorney Ryan Buchanan, his staff and the FBI for their belief that the life of an African American elected official has value and for their diligent efforts to ensure the safety of myself, my staff and our families.”

Trump’s legal team tried to remove her from the case because of an affair she had with former special counsel Nathan Wade.

Judge Scott McAfee ruled that Wade had to leave or Willis could not proceed with the charges.

In March, he tendered his resignation in a letter to Willis, saying he was doing so “in the interests of democracy, out of commitment to the American public and to move this cause forward as quickly as possible.”

“I am confident that the case and the team will be in good hands and that justice will be served,” Wade wrote.

In a social media post, Trump said the “Fani Willis lover” had “resigned in disgrace,” and Trump repeated his claim that the case is an attempt to damage his campaign to win back the White House in November.