Scandals: Curtains for The Bond Affair

Curtains for The Bond Affair

When former Georgia State Senator Julian Bond was accused by his estranged wife last March of using cocaine, the ensuing drama soon added Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young to its cast. The mayor, Bond's friend and fellow Democrat, was suspected of obstructing justice by cautioning Alice Bond not to spread rumors.

U.S. Attorney Robert Barr declared last month that there was no case against Young. Last week he announced that there was no use or possession case against Bond. "We do not have any hard-and-fast evidence," said Barr. "It would be silly to try to prosecute."


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