GEORGIA: Oh, Brother

As ranking aide and favorite brother of Georgia's Governor Marvin Griffin and as mayor of their home town of Bainbridge (pop. 7,562), cigar-chomping, lapel-grabbing Robert Alwyn ("Cheney") Griffin, 43, is at ease in almost any Georgia setting, from columned plantation to smoke-heavy hotel room. But last week Cheney Griffin suddenly discovered himself in a setting that made him ill at ease. Indicted on charges of accepting a $1,500 political bribe, Cheney taxied down to Atlanta's Fulton County jail, posted $2.500 bond, then skipped off to await his trial next month.

Cheney Griffin's troubles...

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