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Former Congressman To Be Deported From Zimbabwe

(Harare, Zimbabwe) — A court in the African nation of Zimbabwe is ordering a former U.S. congressman from Illinois to leave. Mel Reynolds’ deportation comes after he pleaded guilty this week to staying in the country on an expired visa. He was arrested Monday but denies other charges against him for possessing pornographic images and videos.
Reynolds purportedly has been in Zimbabwe as a middleman for foreign investors to boost the country’s tourism industry. His attorney claims the former congressman recently suffered a mild stroke. Reynolds resigned from Congress in 1995 when he was convicted of statutory rape, bank fraud, obstruction of justice and having sex with a minor.