February 18, 2014

WAR ON WOMEN: Ex-Rep. Mel Reynolds arrested in Zimbabwe on pornography, immigration charges.

Former congressman Melvin Reynolds (D-Ill.) has been arrested by immigration officers in Zimbabwe, the Associated Press reports.

An immigration official, Ario Mabika, told AP that Reynolds was arrested for an immigration violation and possessing pornography. The state-run newspaper also reports Reynolds has failed to pay more than $24,000 in hotel bills.

Reynolds served briefly in Congress in the mid-1990s before being convicted on charges that included sexual assault and solicitation of child pornography. He was also later convicted of financial and campaign fraud.

Former president Bill Clinton commuted Reynolds’s sentence with two years remaining on it in 2001.

No relation, I hasten to note.

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