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Former US Prosecutor Charged With Stalking Ex-Girlfriend

Court documents show a former US prosecutor who resigned more than a decade ago after authorities determined he had abused his authority now faces a felony aggravated stalking charge. Richard S. Thompson was released Monday after being arrested and spending a week in the Glynn County Detention Center, according to the Daily Report.

Thompson is accused of aggressively harassing and following a former girlfriend after their breakup last year. Thompson served as U.S. attorney for Georgia's Southern District from 2001 to 2004. After a complaint was lodged against him in 2002, the U.S. Department of Justice found Thompson had abused his authority as U.S. attorney and violated department policy against interfering in elections when he announced an investigation into the opponent of a political ally. Thompson resigned in 2004.