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07 January 2014

Charges of Impersonating an Officer Against Sahar Hekmati Dropped in Court

Sahar Hekmati, the former 13th district Republican Party chairman, is breathing easier these days.

Last October, a prominent Georgia political blog was almost gleeful at mainstream media reports that Hekmati had been arrested and accused of impersonating a public officer or employee by Henry County Police.

The felony charges came with a penalty of fines up to $1,000.00 or by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years, or both.

Georgia Unfiltered has learned that those charges against Sahar Hekmati were dropped.

On 12 December 2013, the State of Georgia filed a "No Bill" in Henry County Superior Court. According to GeorgiaLegalAid.org, "If the grand jury feels there is not enough evidence to charge the defendant, it will issue a 'no bill.' The defendant will then be released and the charges dropped."

Court records show that Sahar Hekmati had her $5,000 cash bond returned to her last week.