An Alpine lawyer running for office finds himself on the other side of the law.
Joe Anthony Foster is mishandling an elderly woman's funds.
According to the indictment, Foster mishandled between $100,000 and $200,000 over a four year period.
The case has been turned over to the attorney general's office.
If found guilty, Foster could face between five years to life behind bars and up to $10,000 in fines.
Foster is running for the 394th state district judge seat.
NewsWest 9 spoke to his opponent, Roy Ferguson, who is running on the democratic ticket.
He had no comment but only said this was a very sad situation.
Foster's name will remain on the ballot.