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Former Rep. Mel Reynolds holed up in S. Africa awaiting return to U.S.

PRETORIA, South Africa, March 4 (UPI) -- Shamed ex-Rep. Mel Reynolds, D-Ill., said he's been in South Africa after being deported from Zimbabwe, where he says officials faked porn charges against him.
Former Ill. congressman arrested in Zimbabwe

Former Ill. congressman arrested in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds was arrested at his hotel in Zimbabwe Tuesday on suspicion of making pornographic videos.
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Former U.S. congressman arrested in Zimbabwe on porn charges

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds, D-Ill., has been arrested in Zimbabwe on charges that include possession of pornography.
Jackson gets 'Dear Candidate' letter from FCC

Jackson gets 'Dear Candidate' letter from FCC

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Jesse Jackson Jr. may be serving a 2 1/2 year prison term for corruption but the disgraced former congressman is still caught up in the federal bureaucracy.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.
By United Press International
The Issue: Political sex scandals

The Issue: Political sex scandals

The frivolity of summer was slipping away: Fears were growing National Security Agency surveillance program was nipping away at civil liberties, unrest was roiling the black community following the Zimmerman verdict in Florida and Republicans and Democrats were again sniping over the federal budget and debt ceiling.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

Kelly wins Dem primary in Illinois 2nd

CHICAGO, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Robin Kelly breezed to victory Tuesday in the special Democratic primary election for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s seat in Illinois, results showed.

Joyce Washington seeking Jackson's seat

CHICAGO, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Healthcare consultant Joyce Washington said Sunday she is joining the pool of candidates who want former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Chicago district seat.

Seven seek to replace Jesse Jackson Jr.

CHICAGO, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Seven candidates have filed petitions in Illinois to run for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s vacated congressional seat, officials said.

Ex-con, ex-Rep. Mel Reynolds in House bid

CHICAGO, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Former Rep. Mel Reynolds, D-Ill., who was convicted of sex-related charges and campaign fraud, Wednesday asked voters to send him back to Congress.
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns seat

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns seat

CHICAGO, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., resigned Wednesday, just two weeks after being elected to an eighth full term in Congress.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012.
By United Press International

Ex-Chicago congressman fights crime

CHICAGO, July 3 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds, who resigned in disgrace in 1995, helped catch a brazen robber on Chicago's near West Side, police said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2008.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007.
By United Press International
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Melvin Reynolds (born January 8, 1952) is a former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Illinois. His political career ended in scandal.

Reynolds and his twin brother, Marvin Jerry Reynolds, were born in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, sons of the Rev. J. J. Reynolds and Essie Mae Prather. Reynolds moved to Chicago as a child. He received a Associate of Arts from one of the City Colleges of Chicago, and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Harvard University, with a M.P.A.. He also won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford's program Lincoln College, received a (LL.B.).

Before entering politics, Reynolds worked as an assistant professor of political science at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. He also founded the Community Economic Development and Education Foundation.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Mel Reynolds."
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