Sentencing date set for former NYS Congressman Chris Collins

Federal prosecutors are urging a New York judge to sentence a former congressman to nearly five years in prison.

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 8:16 AM

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. -- Federal prosecutors are urging a New York judge to sentence a former congressman to nearly five years in prison. 

The suggested sentence for, now former, New York Representative Chris Collins, would be close to the maximum for involvement in insider trading. 

The Republican representative pleaded guilty to insider trading charges in October 2019, and resigned from Congress. Prosecutors claim Collins lied to federal agents. Collins' attorneys asked for no jail time. 

His sentencing is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 17.

Collins was the first member of Congress to endorse, then candidate, Donald Trump for President. 

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