Former Alderman Vrdolyak Pleads Not Guilty To Tax EvasionFederal prosecutors have alleged former Ald. Edward Vrdolyak schemed with two attorneys to get a cut of legal fees from the state of Illinois’ lawsuit against tobacco companies in the 1990s, despite not being authorized to work on the case and doing no work on the lawsuit.
Former Alderman Vrdolyak Indicted For Tax EvasionFormer Alderman Ed Vrdolyak has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges, tied to legal fees he and another attorney collected for their work on a lawsuit against several tobacco companies.
Mel Reynolds Gets Out Of Jail, But Trial Still AwaitsA federal judge on Thursday told former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds he was free to go — but he has to come back.
Mel Reynolds Wants New Judge Who Doesn't Think He's A LiarMel Reynolds wants a new judge — preferably one who doesn’t think he is an “irrational” liar and flight risk who “deserves to be locked away indefinitely.”
Mel Reynolds Asks Judge To Push Back Tax Evasion TrialFormer congressman Mel Reynolds has asked a federal judge to grant him a three-month delay in his upcoming trial on misdemeanor tax evasion charges, claiming he can't prepare his case because of the conditions at the jail where he is being held.
Mel Reynolds Changes His Mind About Guilty PleaFormer U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds says he no longer wants to plead guilty to misdemeanor federal tax charges and that he's "sorry for any confusion."
Former Congressman Mel Reynolds Asking To Plead Guilty To Tax EvasionReynolds, 64, said being forced to spend 23 hours a day locked up has left him unable to prepare for trial, scheduled for June 20.
Mel Reynolds Ordered To Find Housing, Home Detention ExpectedFormer Congressman Mel Reynolds was due back federal court in Chicago Thursday afternoon on misdemeanor tax charges, and he told WBBM he wouldn't be surprised if he ended up in jail afterward.
Mel Reynolds Arrested In AtlantaFormer U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds was arrested Monday in Atlanta on an outstanding warrant.
Former Congressman Mel Reynolds Defies Judge's Order To Return From AfricaAlready facing misdemeanor tax charges, former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds could be in more legal trouble, after failing to return to Chicago from Africa on Thursday.
Mel Reynolds Pleads Not Guilty To Tax ChargesFormer congressman Mel Reynolds pleaded not guilty to tax evasion charges at a federal court hearing on Thursday.
Former Congressman Reynolds Doesn't Show Up For Arraignment On Tax ChargesA former U.S. congressman has failed to appear at a scheduled arraignment to enter a plea on federal tax charges.