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: Nearly 18,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
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.READ MORE: When Insurance Company Wouldn't Budge On His Claim, He Took Matters Into His Own Hands; Who Monitors Complaints Against Insurers In Illinois?
When Reynolds did return last week, he was briefly detained by U.S. Marshal’s in Atlanta.
At Wednesday’s hearing, Darrah ordered Reynolds sent to the Metropolitan Correctional Center.