A former U.S. attorney who resigned under pressure in 2004 after the U.S. Justice Department determined he had abused his authority is facing a felony aggravated stalking charge, according to court documents.

Richard S. Thompson, U.S. attorney of the Southern District of Georgia from 2001 to 2004, spent a week in the Glynn County Detention Center near St. Simons Island before he was released on bond Monday, detention center personnel confirmed.

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