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October 26, 2016
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Walls to go to trial; some charges dropped

The Restricted Activities Act says no public official or public employee shall engage in conduct that constitutes a conflict of interest. Testimony in the preliminary hearing showed the Walls were able to advertise their business and give estimates to potential customers before other contractors had a chance.

Donald’s attorney Benjamin Van Steenburgh said his client was gratified that the extortion charge was dismissed. The Walls have been advised by attorneys not to speak about the case. The Pike County District Attorney has not yet scheduled a trial date.