CHICAGO (CBS) — Former congressman Mel Reynolds has been sent to prison by a federal judge for failing to fulfill the requirements for electronic monitoring.
Reynolds is scheduled to go on trial in June on misdemeanor tax charges.READ MORE: Multiple Juveniles Arrested After Large Gathering, Fights Near Millennium Park
Reynolds had been free on bond and had traveled to South Africa with is daughter.
He failed to return for a scheduled court date before U.S. District Judge John Darrah last month.
When Reynolds did return last week, he was briefly detained by U.S. Marshal’s in Atlanta.READ MORE: Kenosha Man Shot, Killed In North Chicago
At Wednesday’s hearing, Darrah ordered Reynolds sent to the Metropolitan Correctional Center.