DOJ: Mobile County Constable illegally sold guns traced back to Ghana

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MOBILE, Alabama — Scott Bond, a recently elected Mobile County Constable was indicted for straw purchasing weapons for an accomplice, Kwadwo Antwi Darko-Mensah, who then took 40 guns to Ghana, a west African country, Local 15 reported Friday.

Before Bond was elected the precinct 87 constable, he owned Sling Point Firearms, a Lexington, Kentucky-based arms store.

The indictment filed by the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Kentucky alleges that Bond misrepresented himself as the buyer of multiple firearms over 1 year and a half period.

Although, the forms Bond filed with the Bureaus of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to purchase the weapons were for himself, prosecutors allege they were actually intended for Darko-Mensah, who goes by the name Kojo. Bond’s first court hearing is on Oct. 7 in Kentucky.

Bond, who ran unopposed in November 2012, was asked to resign by fellow Constables but has remained in his position.

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