November 30, 2012


Convicted Lawmaker Seeks to Return to Congress

Disgraced former Rep. Mel Reynolds (D-IL) "said he will ask voters to focus on his congressional experience rather than his state and federal criminal record as he announced his bid today for the seat held by Jesse Jackson Jr., who has resigned," the Chicago Tribune reports.

Reynolds held the seat from 1993 until October 1995, when a jury convicted him of several sex-related charges, including having sex with an underage volunteer campaign worker. While serving time in state prison, Reynolds also was convicted on federal financial and campaign fraud charges.










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