THE CON MAN, A RA­DIO STAR AND SANTA CLAUS

Convicted con man Pe­ter Fos­ter and Gold Coast ra­dio star AJ John­ston have a run-in at a swanky restau­rant amid star­tled din­ers

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

GOLD Coast convicted con man Pe­ter Fos­ter isn’t ex­actly keep­ing a low pro­file on re­lease – he has been in­volved in a ver­bal row with a lo­cal ra­dio star.

Fos­ter, re­leased from pri­son twoand-a-half months ago af­ter be­ing charged with fraud last year, was at swanky Marina Mi­rage eatery Omeros Brothers Seafood Restau­rant last Sun­day af­ter­noon.

But it wasn’t all cham­pagne and caviar in a quiet cor­ner for the mid50s re­peat of­fender who has done jail time in the UK, US and Fiji too.

Af­ter be­ing asked about it by ATG, Gold Coast ra­dio star AJ John­ston ad­mit­ted the pair ended up hav­ing heated words in the restau­rant.

John­ston, who co-hosts Gold FM’s break­fast show with Bridge Da­ley and Sp­ida Everitt, claims he was ap­proached by Fos­ter over past bad blood be­tween them. Dur­ing their row amid din­ers, John­ston al­leges Fos­ter ac­cused him of record­ing him about a his­toric mat­ter and for­ward­ing it to au­thor­i­ties.

John­ston says he told Fos­ter if he be­lieved that “you be­lieve in Santa Claus”.

“I had ig­nored him un­til he stood up and stood in my face,” John­ston tells ATG.

Once they fired their re­spec­tive ver­bal salvos at each other they re­turned to their ta­bles.

Back in Au­gust, Fos­ter opened up on his most re­cent re­lease from a NSW pri­son say­ing he planned to turn his life around and con­cen­trate on giv­ing – rather than tak­ing.

He reck­oned his lat­est pri­son stretch was his worst “by far”, adding: “What jail taught me this time is how im­por­tant my fam­ily is to me, and how unim­por­tant I am to ev­ery­body else.”

I ig­nored Fos­ter at Omeros un­til he stood up and stood in my face

Pic­ture: TERTIUS PICKARD

Pe­ter Fos­ter on the Gold Coast – he was spot­ted at Omeros Brothers on Sun­day where AJ John­ston (in­sets) ad­mits they had a run-in.

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