Former Illinois Congressman Indicted on Tax Charges

TWL_2015_july_blog3Mel Reynolds, former U.S. Congressman from the 2nd Congressional District in Illinois, failed to appear in federal court Monday for arraignment on charges that he allegedly failed to file required tax returns for four consecutive years. According to his attorney, Reynolds traveled overseas early last month to visit his daughter who recently fell ill, which made it impossible for him to return home in time for court. The rescheduled hearing is July 30th, at which time Reynolds’ attorney says he will plead “not guilty” to all four counts. If convicted of the charges against him, Reynolds faces a maximum of one year in prison and a fine of $250,000 for each count.

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