Ed Wall’s legal troubles are getting a re-airing this week thanks to his new role advising Clayton County on its finances.
Wall was busted in a restroom at the Atlanta airport in March 2007 and was charged with pubic indecency over allegations that he was nabbed having oral sex with another man. Police also say Wall was masturbating while watching an officer urinate. Wall, then the board chair MARTA, stepped aside from that spot but retains his MARTA board seat.
Earlier this week, the investment banker was formerly tapped by Clayton commissioners for his advice on finances, something Wall has done on and off since 1988.
The recent media attention to the deal has also shown that his legal case has dragged on. Wall has pleaded not guilty.
No action has been taken on the case since, and it is pending. Solicitor General Leslie Miller Terry did not return three calls with messages left on Wednesday.
Wall declined to discuss the specifics of the case and said he doesn’t know why it has been delayed.
“Will I get a chance to clear my name? The folks who love me, friends and family, they know Ed Wall and my character,” Wall said Wednesday. “I had hoped after the media frenzy almost two years ago that I was done with all that. Here it is back again.”
Clayton County Commission Chairman Eldrin Bell said he hired Wall because of his financial experience.
“Ed has an outstanding track record on getting us the best prices,” Bell said Wednesday.