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Probation ends for former county financial advisor

By Linda Looney-Bond

lbond@news-daily.com

Edmond Wall, a MARTA board member, and former investment advisor to the Clayton County government, has completed his sentence in a public indecency case, in which he pleaded nolo contendere.

Clayton County State Court Judge John Carbo signed an Order of Discharge, July 16, which released Wall, early, from a 12-month period of probation.

The public indecency charge stemmed from a March 13, 2007 incident in a public restroom at Houlihan's Restaurant, located at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

According to court documents, a plain-clothed officer observed Wall allegedly participating in a sex act with Michael Pettry, 26. Pettry pleaded nolo contendere Feb. 19, to a public indecency charge in the case.

Wall pleaded nolo contendere to the charge of public indecency on June 30, and was placed on probation that day.

According to court documents, the judge's discharge of the 12-month probation on July 16, was "in accordance with the provisions of the Act for Probation of First Offenders."

In the petition requesting the discharge, a probation officer said Wall had fulfilled the terms of the probation. Wall's sentence included a $500 fine, and 64 hours of community service.

The judge's order also states: "The defendant shall not be considered to have a criminal conviction."

Pettry was placed on probation Feb. 19, and was released from the 12-month probation April 27, based on first-offender status.