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Craig M. Sandberg Appointed by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to Represent Former U.S. Congressman Melvin "Mel" Reynolds

For Immediate Release: August 29, 2018

Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 833.726.3237,

Chicago, IL – Following a bench trial, Defendant (pro se) was found guilty of four misdemeanor counts of willfully failing to file tax returns for income for tax years 2009 through 2012, in violation of 26 U.S.C. § 7203. The district court sentenced Defendant to six months imprisonment. Defendant is appealing his convictions and sentence.

NOTE: Mel Reynolds proudly served in the U.S House of Representatives in Illinois' 2nd Congressional District from 1993 to 1995.

WHAT: Direct appeal in United States v. Reynolds (Docket No. 18-2183) from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Case No. 1:15-cr-00398-1)

WHO: Craig M. Sandberg represents the defendant pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act (“CJA”), Title 18, United States Code, §3006A the Criminal Justice Act (“CJA”), having been appointed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

WHERE: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse, 219 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois

NOTE: On February 7, 2019, Mr. Sandberg was granted leave to withdraw as Mr. Reynold's counsel due to irreconcilable differences and "a fundamental disagreement regarding the appealable issues".

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