He pleaded guilty to the charges of conspiracy to commit insider trading and lying to the FBI in October.
Geoffrey Berman, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, on ex-Rep. Chris Collins: "Lawmakers bear the profound privilege and responsibility of writing and passing laws, but equally as important, the absolute obligation of following them." https://t.co/9P4C0wjwE7
"Former New York Congressman Christopher Collins was sentenced Friday to 26 months in federal prison for his role in an illegal insider trading scheme." https://t.co/F6yh3IeV0i
BREAKING: Fmr. New York Rep. Christopher Collins was sentenced to 26 months in federal prison for conspiracy to commit insider trading and lying to the FBI. https://t.co/ohNgWJ53g1
NBC News: Former Rep. Christopher Collins asked for no jail time for his insider trading scheme and then for lying to the FBI about it 10 months later. A federal judge is now sending him to prison. STORY: https://t.co/bV40rra1Wv
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Today in one sentence: Trump added celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz and former independent counsel Ken Starr to his Senate impeachment trial defense team; Mike Pompeo publicly committed to look into allegations of surveillance of former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch; the Trump administration proposed rolling back school nutrition standards; and the Trump administration is exploring making changes to an anti-bribery law.