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Former West Allis State Sen. Reynolds to serve 90-days in jail for contempt of court

WEST ALLIS, WI (WTAQ) - Former state Senate Republican Tom Reynolds of West Allis has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for contempt-of-court in connection with a previous divorce case.

He’ll serve his time at Milwaukee County’s House-of-Correction in Franklin, with work-release privileges.

His ex-wife Sandy was granted a divorce from the 56-year-old Reynolds last year.

The Journal Sentinel said Reynolds has not responded to a request by Sandy’s lawyer for expense records in the case. If he does not provide it in 10 days, Reserve Judge Dennis Flynn says Reynolds will get 30 days added to his term. 

Also, the judge says the ex-lawmaker needs to pay $2,600 within a month for bringing unnecessary litigation. If he doesn’t, he’ll get an extra 50 days behind bars.

The Milwaukee paper said the most recent disagreements in the case involved the custody and schooling of the Reynolds’ youngest daughter.

Judge Flynn said Reynolds interfered with the girl’s placement.

Reynolds unseated Democratic Senator Peggy Rosenzweig in 2002. He lost a close re-election bid four years later.