Skip to comments.Ex-Rep. Mel Reynolds given 6 months in prison, says he's 'done with America'
Posted on 05/11/2018 8:59:31 AM PDT by doug from upland
CHICAGO -- Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds of Illinois is headed back to prison for a third time in his ill-fated career after a federal judge sentenced him Thursday to six months behind bars for failing to file tax returns.
The sentence handed down by U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman marked the end of a nearly three-year legal saga that has seen the former Democratic congressman jailed for violating bond, accused by prosecutors of launching a smear campaign on social media and reprimanded by two judges for failing to abide by the court's rules.
Reynolds, 66, who acted as his own attorney, kept his hands clasped behind his back and showed no outward reaction to the sentence. In his remarks to the court, he touted his service to the country, telling the judge he'd been unfairly painted by prosecutors as disrespectful of America and the judicial system.
"I'm still the kid who gets choked up when he hears 'The Star-Spangled Banner,' " Reynolds said.
Speaking to reporters after the hearing, however, Reynolds said he was "done with America" and planned to move back to South Africa with his daughter as soon as he completed his sentence. He sounded a familiar refrain in claiming that the case against him was motivated at least in part by a racist judicial system.
(Excerpt) Read more at msn.com ...
At another point in the transcript Ms. Heard offers to introduce Mr. Reynolds to a 15-year-old friend, "Theresa," who, Ms. Heard tells him, is interested in "threesomes." Theresa was also, Ms. Heard said, a Catholic schoolgirl.
Mr. Reynolds exclaims, "Did I win the Lotto?"
Later he asks Ms. Heard to take Polaroid photographs of Theresa's breasts and genitals for him. It is that request that led to the charge of solicitation of child pornography
More good news.
Wonder where he'll go? They may not want him back in Zimbabwe.
“Reynolds said he...planned to move back to South Africa”
Maybe we can save him the trouble and deport him after we strip him of his citizenship?
Kenya will take him. They don’t have any standards at all.
A life of bad choices, which include rape, has consequences.
In his remarks to the court, he touted his service to the country....
I hear the DPRK is short three mine workers.
GTFO of my country, you decrepit POS.
No mention if they made him file those tax forms from 2009-2012 and of course pay the taxes and the subsequent penalties like they do with us little guys.
America should be glad to be rid of him, and the expense of periodically feeding and housing him because he can’t keep from being an idiot and scumbag.
A Gofundme account has been set up to transport him to the Land of Dysentery.
Mel Reynolds making America Grear Again by moving to Africa!!!
Did he get a cushy federal disability retirement like CONvicted felon jesse jackson jr.??
He could take a ship load more with him.
he could take his Hip Hop Abs videos and teach classes.
Yo. Reynolds just leave and MAGA!
We can take up a fund me collection for a one way first class air ticket to your $h$thole of choice.
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