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Tyler Junior College instructor resigns after arrest

From KETK, our news partner
Jan. 3, 2013 at 11 p.m.


A Tyler Junior College professor resigned on Thursday after being arrested in December and charged with theft.

Manouchehr Rostamy Khosrowshahi was charged with theft, fraud and tampering with evidence, accused of stealing items from the Walmart on Troup Highway, according to the Tyler Police Department.

Khosrowshahi was booked into the Smith County Jail on Dec. 26 and released the next morning on $15,000 bail.

According to the TJC website, Khosrowshahi is a government professor and had received several awards including 'Texas Professor of the Year' (2008), 'The Piper Professor' (2010), and most recently 'The Best Advisor of Year' (2012).

A spokesman for the college said Khosrowshahi announced his retirement, effective immediately, on Thursday.

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