In her absence, Fulton County D.A. Fani Willis’ office was represented at Friday’s hearing in the Trump RICO case by the very best and the very worst on her team of prosecutors.

The best is John Floyd, a private attorney who is recognized as the leading Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations expert in Georgia and the rest of the country. Willis was just an assistant district attorney in 2013 when he served as a pro bono prosecutor and guided her in a RICO indictment of 12 Atlanta public school teachers for conspiring to fake standardized test results. The case helped get Willis elected district attorney in 2020.