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Former IL Congressman Mel Reynolds arrested in Zimbabwe

MEL REYMOLDS ARRESTED

Photo Credit: The Herald

Former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds has been arrested in Zimbabwe for alleged immigration violations and possessing pornographic material.

The Herald newspaper in Zimbabwe cites a source. who says Reynolds’ visa expired in December, and he has been living in the country illegally since then.

The paper says Reynolds was in Zimbabwe since last November working as a middleman for foreign investors in the tourism industry. Reynolds also reportedly had an unpaid bill of $24,000 at two hotels.

He was arrested Monday by police detectives and immigration officials at the Bronte Garden Hotel in Harare.

The Herald also reports the former congressman shot hundreds of pornographic pictures and videos in his hotel room.

Possession of pornography is a crime in Zimbabwe.

In 1994, Reynolds was indicted for sexual assault and criminal sexual abuse for a relationship with a 16-year-old volunteer during his 1992 campaign. Reynolds was convicted in 1995 on sexual assault and solicitation of child pornography charges and resigned the same year.

While serving a five-year prison sentence, Reynolds was convicted of  bank fraud and lying to federal investigators, adding 78 months to his prison term. His sentence was commuted by President Bill Clinton in 2001.

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8 Comments to “Former IL Congressman Mel Reynolds arrested in Zimbabwe”

    ml57 said:
    February 18, 2014 at 7:40 AM

    Just one of the many with a distinguished character background from the 2nd district.

    Hal said:
    February 18, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    He's back where he belongs.

    calvin said:
    February 18, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    just something wrong with this man isn't there

    Trish said:
    February 18, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    I cant stop laughing

    frank lloyd wrong said:
    February 18, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    Mel Reynolds and Jesse Jr. realize that a felony conviction makes them more electable in the african community.
    Look for Mel "The Dentist" Reynolds to re-gain political office in Chicago.

    guest said:
    February 18, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    Democrap Smell Reynolds

    guest said:
    February 18, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Hi Dale!

    robert muscari said:
    February 18, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    Watch the video on wgn 5:00 news were Mwl go in to kiss the women sitting at a booth it look as if he Grabs her breast and notice her move his hand. The mans a pervert.

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