CHICAGO (CBS) —A federal judge in Chicago is giving disgraced former congressman Mel Reynolds until next Wednesday to find housing before he’s fitted for electronic home detention.
Thursday, the judge called Reynolds a “bad flight risk.”READ MORE: Lakeview Designer And Seamstress Teaching Volunteers How To Sew Mittens And Hats For Charity
Reynolds was arrested in Atlanta on Monday as he came in from South Africa, accused of violating the terms of his bond by failing to return to the U.S. by an agreed deadline to face tax-evasion charges.
He was released soon after his arrest.READ MORE: Buffalo Grove Police Shot And Killed Man Who Fired Shots While Armed With 2 Guns
“I wouldn’t be surprised if I ended up in jail today. You know, that’s the way it is,” Reynolds said earlier Thursday. “Black people don’t get fair treatment in the American criminal justice system. It’s just that simple. So nothing would surprise me. They want me to be on home confinement and 24-hour ankle brace. They just want to spy on my movement.”