Lock the Door

It’s a shame that people either feel compelled to go through with something like this or get their thrills by risky behavior. It’s a burden on them and their families.

The chairman of the MARTA board was charged with public indecency after receiving oral sex from another man in a restroom at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, according to an Atlanta police report.

Edmond J. Wall, 43, met a 25-year-old man from Indianapolis in a public restroom Tuesday evening and then moved to another airport restroom, the report says.

The second bathroom was closed so they went to an airport restaurant restroom, but left open the door to the handicapped stall and were seen by an undercover police officer.

This is happening more and more at the airport too. The Chairman’s lawyer insists he is innocent, btw.


  1. atlantaman says:

    Here is his bio – sounds like the demographic they are targeting for the “brain train” not MARTA.

    Edmund J. Wall has been in the brokerage business for 17 years. He began his career at Lex Jolley & Co., Inc. in 1984. Lex Jolley & Co., Inc. became Bank South Securities Corporation in 1990, and Wall served as Managing Director through 1995. Wall co-founded Knox Wall & Company in 1996. He served a broad range of municipal clients in Georgia and is Managing Director of Knox Wall. Wall has lived in DeKalb County and has been active in the community for 17 years. He is a member of Glynn Memorial United Methodist Church and serves on the Church Finance Committee. Wall serves on the Emory University Liaison Committee and DeKalb County Pension Board with over 10,000 beneficiaries and over one billion in assets. Wall graduated from high school from Georgia Military College in Milledgeville and later earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from Georgia Institute of Technology DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones appointed Wall to the MARTA Board in 2002.

  2. Rick Day says:

    I am trying to take this serious, but it is ‘hard’.

    Especially when there is an evening devoted to one TV show ‘hour’.

    heh…so has selling Little Debby’s Cosmic Brownies been banned yet by the Nannypublicans?

  3. drjay says:

    good grief, its not like they were doing something really bad like singing kareoke or playing trivia!!

  4. grabbingsand says:

    At first, I read this as some kind of arranged first encounter. Guy flies in to Hartsfield, chairman meets him, they retire to a luxury stall in the West Terminal … voila.

    But then I see in the AJC that they’d met a couple of days earlier via Craigslist. So I gotta ask …

    Is the Chairman of the MARTA Board so strapped for cash that he can’t afford a couple of hours in a local no-tell motel?

  5. John Galt says:

    It takes balls to try to get away with what he did. And he really puts his family in a sticky situation.

    My guess is that it’s going to get hairy for him around the office now. Many co-workers are probably itching for his job.

  6. GAWire says:

    drjay, At least he can’t purchase alcohol on Sunday. I feel safer that the legislator stood up on that one.

    fyi, just got off MARTA … going to wash hands now and burn my keyboard.

  7. Trackboy1 says:

    The chair of MARTA is by day a bond writer for the same cities and counties that he also works with on MARTA issues??!!

    Isn’t this a huge conflict of interest? Why doesn’t this bother anyone else?

    Member of the DeKalb Pension Bd., with over a billion in assets. Atlanta Regional Commission. Regional Transportation Planning Board. Chair of MARTA. Heck, he’s even on his church’s finance committee.

    Once again, doesn’t this guy interact on many different levels with city & county elected officials on transportation issues, and then writes bonds for them during the day? If it’s not illegal, isn’t it incredibly unethical?

  8. atlantaman says:

    Apparently he’s dialed in with Vernon and Shirley.

    I saw that he’s got three young children and a wife – this ordeal is going to be tough on his family. You would think he could have taken some of that bond commission money and bought a room at the Motel 6.

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