Skip to comments.Ex-congressman says he's 'given up on America' after sentenced for 3rd conviction
Posted on 05/11/2018 4:10:22 AM PDT by Magnatron
A former Democratic congressman from Chicago, heading to prison for the third time, says he has given up on America and plans to move to Africa after he serves his latest sentence.
At his sentencing Thursday, Mel Reynolds, 66, got six months in prison for failing to file tax returns on more than $400,000 he received for consulting work.
He also received a scolding from federal Judge Robert Gettleman, who told the Harvard graduate he could recall thinking to himself in the early 1990s that Reynolds had tremendous promise.
It's a tragedy that you squandered the opportunities you had and the type of person you could have become," Gettleman said.
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A Democrat goes to prison?
Don’t let the door....
So Mel plans to move to Africa?
Well, uh... bye!
Failing to file tax returns seems to be a failing of many Democrat politicians. The police commissioner of Baltimore admitted this week he didn’t file taxes for three years (2013, 2014, 2015). He claims he didn’t “prioritize” his affairs”. http://www.wgmd.com/baltimore-police-commissioner-admits-he-failed-to-file-taxes-in-wake-of-federal-charges/
Paying taxes is for the little people....
I haven’t filed tax returns for the last several years because I make too little for the government to bother collecting them.
But I don’t get why rich Democrats who like to raise other people’s taxes feel they don’t have to pay theirs...
I understand perfectly why he is so disenchanted with America. After all, all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others. As a Democrat and former politician he thinks of himself in the second group. He was more equal for years. Poor fellow.
This is one of the worse Democrat pieces of shit in recent history. Here is an excerpt from my book on these bastards.
“Mel Reynolds is a Democrat and a convicted child rapist.
In 1992 while campaigning for a Congressional seat from Chicago, Mel Reynolds committed a series of rapes of a 16 year old girl who was a volunteer in his organization. Later that November he won and became the Representative for a heavily African American district. The national Democrats recognized what they had in Reynolds even as a freshman.
Proving once again that politics is the most important qualifier to be either elected or selected for Democrats, with the help of fellow eventual Chicago felon (pardoned by Bill Clinton) Dan Rostenkowski, Reynolds was (as a freshman) placed on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee a position New York Democrat Charles Rangel would later show is where the REAL crooks reside in a Democrat run Congress.
On May 13, 1994 Reynolds was ABCs Peter Jennings guest and called a Person of The Week for his outspoken support of two women in Chicago who were organizing to fight child molesters.
The gleeful and sickeningly liberal Jennings observed that Reynolds wanted to make child molestation a federal crime.
On August 20, 1994 the law caught up to Reynolds and he was indicted for the very crime he brazenly demanded should be a federal crime.
On Election Day 1994, Reynolds was of course reelected with a huge vote. His supporters apparently choose to believe Reynolds claim (always used by corrupt minority Democrats who are uncovered) that the charges were racially motivated.
Fortunately, a jury did not believe him and on August 22, 1995 Reynolds was convicted of 12 counts including one that involved child pornography. In well established Democrat fashion, it took until October 1st for him to resign (gotta get that last check).
During the investigation of Reynolds a wire-tap recording surfaced. In it Democrat pervert Reynolds was presented with an opportunity for a three way sexual encounter involving Theresa a fictitious 15 year old Catholic school girl. Upon hearing this Reynolds gushed, Did I win the Lotto? and begged for pictures of Theresa. 
Reynolds was sentenced to five years in an Illinois prison, but was expected to be released after serving half of that based on good behavior as an inmate.
A second investigation conducted while he was in prison ended in his 1997 conviction for bank fraud and other white collar crimes.
N.B. Remember Reynolds was placed on the House Ways and Means Committee as a freshman.
There was no early release from the first sentence and he got 78 months in federal prison on top of the original stretch. Without even making an application for a Presidential pardon, Bill Clinton commuted his sentence as he was leaving office.
Within two days of his release, Jesse Jackson stood up at an African American church service and publically hired Reynolds to be a prison reform coordinator.
So Democrat Mel Reynolds, convicted of repeatedly raping a young girl who was working for him was pardoned by Democrat Bill Clinton who took advantage of a young woman working for him and upon his release was given a job by Democrat Jesse Jackson, a man who at that very moment was paying off a woman who worked for him after giving birth to his out of wedlock child.
What could make all of this more Democrat hypocritical? During the time Clintons ugly conduct was being exposed, Jesse Jackson was Clintons spiritual adviser and doing so at the very moment he himself was carry on his affair with the woman he impregnated. Jackson paid off his mistress with taxpayer money our money. This is what Democrats think of women.” 
Mel Reynolds subverted the ideal of public service.
And decided to keep the graft. Now there’s a man with loads of character...
Most countries...very probably including Africa...will refuse even *temporary* entry to convicted criminals.
What! A criminal who is not only black, but is democrap?! I’m shocked, I tell you! Shocked!
AS is said in Boston, “There’s legitimate graft and illegitimate graft.” He crossed that line.
He wanted to escape to Canada but couldn’t, If you’re a convicted felon, you’re not allowed entry. Period.
Probably moving to Nigeria based on the line of work he is in.
It ain’t the USA that be at fault. It be you sorry a$$!
Aint no ways tarhd......