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.

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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.

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At Wednesday’s hearing, Darrah ordered Reynolds sent to the Metropolitan Correctional Center.

Reynolds apparently could not provide a place of residence where he would stay while being monitored electronically.

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He told the judge that one location did not want the equipment on the property, adding that his status as a registered sex offender limits places he can live, such as near schools or playgrounds.