The DeKalb District Attorney’s Office has finally sent Rajen Sheth, managing director of Pinnacle Real Estate Partners, a letter of understanding regarding the 17 trees in county right-of-way along Dresden Drive that Sheth had illegally cut down last June.

The letter states the office will not at this time open a criminal investigation into violation of the law that deals with Interference with Government Property, since Dist. 2 County Commissioner Jeff Rader has received assurances from Sheth that he personally accepts responsibility for the removal of the trees and will pay for replacement of trees and shrubbery in front of the Brookhaven Park Village commercial building at 1441 Dresden Drive.

However, the letter written by Chief Assistant District Attorney Donald P. Geary states that his office will revisit the matter in six months to ensure the situation has been amicably remedied. “We stand ready to pursue the interests of justice, if the facts so warrant,” the Dec. 8 letter states.

–John Schaffner