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Mel Reynolds released on bond, to stay with friend

Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds will be allowed to live with a friend while awaiting trial on misdemeanor tax charges after federal court officials determined Friday the Chicago residence did not violate sex-offender requirements barring him from living too close to a school or day care center. Soon after his release on his own recognizance, Reynolds blasted efforts by court officials to have him placed on electronic monitoring while on bond, saying he was being punished because of the color of his skin. Reynolds noted that authorities did not seek electronic monitoring for former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert even though he faces felony charges. "In 2015, they want to treat a...

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