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: Chicago Area Companies And Consumers Feeling The Effects Of The Global Microchip Shortage
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: COVID-19 In Illinois: Lowest Daily Coronavirus Case Count And Infection Rate In More Than Six Weeks
“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.”