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7:50 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Former Illinois Representative Deported From Zimbabwe

A former U.S. Representative from Illinois has been deported from Zimbabwe. Mel Reynolds was forced to leave after pleading guilty to breaking the country's immigration laws by staying longer than his visa permitted.

Mel Reynolds
Mel Reynolds
Credit archived congressional photo

Reynolds pleaded not guilty to charges of possessing pornography.

More:

CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Mel Reynolds Deported From Zimbabwe, Official Says

WASHINGTON POST: Ex-Rep. Mel Reynolds Arrested In Zimbabwe On Pornography, Immigration Charges