Federal Judge OK's Residency Plan For Mel Reynolds During Legal ProceedingsAs he faces tax charges, the former congressman has no home and had to scramble to find housing that met restrictions on him because of a 1995 statutory-rape conviction.
Mel Reynolds Pleads Not Guilty To Tax ChargesFormer congressman Mel Reynolds pleaded not guilty to tax evasion charges at a federal court hearing on Thursday.
Former Congressman Reynolds Doesn't Show Up For Arraignment On Tax ChargesA former U.S. congressman has failed to appear at a scheduled arraignment to enter a plea on federal tax charges.
Former Congressman Mel Reynolds Indicted On Tax ChargesFormer Congressman Mel Reynolds has run afoul of the law again, accused of failing to file federal tax returns for four years.
Mel Reynolds, In Hiding, Complains Media Ran With Trumped-Up African Porn Charges Disgraced former Congressman Mel Reynolds says he is in hiding in South Africa following his deportation from Zimbabwe, where he says authorities trumped up pornography charges against him.
Former Congressman Reynolds Deported From ZimbabweLawyers for former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds say he was deported to the U.S. after a paying a fine for violating Zimbabwe's immigration laws.
Reynolds' Porn Charge Dismissed In Zimbabwe; Guilty Plea On Immigration ViolationA Zimbabwean magistrate on Friday dismissed charges against former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds of possessing pornography, and he was ordered to pay a fine or face jail time after pleading guilty to charges of violating the country's immigration laws.
No Plea Yet For Reynolds On Immigration Charge In ZimbabweThe lawyer for former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds said Thursday his client needed more time to understand the "essential elements" of the charges he faces after he failed to enter a plea on charges of violating immigration law.
Former Congressman Reynolds Pleads Not Guilty In ZimbabweVisibly exhausted, former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds pleaded not guilty in a Zimbabwe court on Wednesday to charges of possessing pornography and must spend another night in jail before he can apply for bail.
Former Congressman Mel Reynolds Arrested In ZimbabweReynolds was arrested for allegedly possessing pornographic material and violating immigration laws. Reynolds resigned from his congressional seat in 1995 after he was convicted of 12 counts of statutory rape, obstruction of justice and solicitation of child pornography.
Reynolds Defends Jesse Jackson Jr.As reports circulate of a Jesse Jackson Jr. plea agreement, a contrarian view arises from one who sees the investigation as a diversion from the city's real problems.
Reynolds Urges FBI To Help Chicago Police Fight Gun ViolenceSecond Congressional District candidate Mel Reynolds on Wednesday urged federal authorities to focus on gun violence in Chicago, instead of alleged financial misdealings by former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife.
Preckwinkle Endorses Hutchinson Over Kelly For Jackson's SeatCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Monday that she's endorsing state Sen. Toi Hutchinson in the race to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. over her former staffer, state Rep. Robin Kelly.
22 Candidates Enter Race For Jackson's Empty Seat In CongressAs expected, there is a very crowded field of candidates vying to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress. Seventeen Democrats and five Republicans met Monday evening’s deadline to file nominating petitions to run for the 2nd Congressional District seat in the upcoming special election.
Candidates Begin Filing Petitions To Run For Jackson Jr.'s SeatMore than half a dozen Democrats turned in candidacy petitions Thursday to the Illinois Board of Elections.