A federal judge granted the request of federal Illinois congressman Mel Reynolds, postponing his trial to a later date.
Reynolds, who is facing charges surrounding tax evasion, requested that his trial date of June 20 be pushed back, saying he is "absoultely not prepared" for the court date. Reynolds is representing himself in the case alleging that he did not pay taxes for the years 2009 through 2012.
Reynolds is currently at a Kankakee detention center and has argued that he does not have access to a computer and the other tools needed to prepare his defense, previously going so far as to say he has "no other choice" than to plead guilty.
He later reversed course on that idea and voiced his desire to be moved to a Chicago halfway house where he could have better access to the items needed to prepare his defense.