In September 2017, Foster was captured on police dash-cam video challenging police officers to a fight and repeatedly insulting the county he was running to represent.
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Despite being urged by party officials and his hometown newspaper to step down from the race, he remained on the ballot and continued his campaign against Republican incumbent Tom Graves of Ranger. Graves won in a 55-point landslide on Nov. 6, which is also the day Foster was released from jail.
Foster has been surrounded by controversy and criminal accusations for more than two decades.
He was investigated by the U.S. Army on allegations he stole surplus military boats to deliver humanitarian aid to Hurricane Mitch victims in the late 1990s. Four of his charitable group’s employees were charged with cocaine trafficking by Honduran police.
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In 2002, he was also stripped of his Georgia medical license for failing to take a mental and physical examination in addition to being hit with hundreds of thousands of dollars in local, state and federal tax liens, state records show. He now owns the site of an "adults only, clothing-optional lifestyle retreat" in North Georgia.
As of Friday night, he remained in jail without bond, jail records show.
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Channel 2's Alyssa Hyman reports.