Officials in the Fulton County District Attorney's office say Lee Stuart and Stockbridge city officials were seeing a mediator to discuss a lawsuit. Authorities say Stuart hid a digital recorder in the room where a mediator was meeting with city officials for a private session. Officials say an unidentified person Stuart asked to download the recording instead reported the secret recording to authorities.
Stuart is ordered to spend a year on probation, pay a $1,000 fine and $5,000 restitution to Fulton County.
Stockbridge is about 20 miles southeast of Atlanta in Henry County.