Nader Akhavan of Frisco was charged with one of the most heinous crimes imaginable, and has been unable to clear his name for more than four years.
Though he has never been found guilty, he is shackled with a record even after a jury acquitted him on one charge and was hung on the other. The DA won’t re-try him, nor clear him. The former DA has told a court that it is uninterested in trying a defendant who a jury will be found “not guilty.”
The Texas 5th Appeals Court wrote that it was uninterested in constitutional or equity arguments. They refused to allow the indictment to be expunged from his record. That record has made it impossible for Akhavan to return to the highly paid career he once had.
Now, a state bill waiting for the governer’s signature may give him a chance. More details at the Collin County Observer.