His housing status was brought up by prosecutors during discussions about Reynolds’ bond.
Former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds pleaded not guilty today to tax evasion charges.
Federal prosecutors allege Reynolds failed to file income tax returns in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. He had beforehand been convicted for having intercourse with an underage marketing campaign employee. The restrictions include not living close to schools. Following the 1995 sexual abuse conviction, Reynolds spent two and half years in a state prison, then another three and a half years in federal custody after he was found guilty in an unrelated campaign and bank fraud case.
She gave Reynolds several hours to search for acceptable accommodations.
“I don’t know where he’s going to stay”. Kling would not say where Reynolds will spend the night.
In the late afternoon, Kling told reporters Reynolds finally found a place to stay overnight that court officials approved; he said the place is in Chicago, though he declined to provide details. Another hearing was scheduled for Friday. Reynolds is not allowed to live near children because of a previous conviction.
Reynolds said in a news release he would discuss his decision at a Wednesday news conference.