Ex-US Rep. Collins gets over 2 years in insider trading case

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A Manhattan federal court judge Friday sentenced disgraced former Congressman Chris Collins to 26 months in prison for insider trading.

Collins was a multi-millionaire businessman from Buffalo, New York, who turned to politics, was elected to the US House of Representatives in 2012 and was one of the first sitting members of Congress to support Mr Trump as a presidential candidate. He stepped down from office on October 1.

The crime goes to the heart of the US financial system, Broderick said in imposing sentence.

Collins was shocked on the evening of June 22, 2017 when he and other Innate board members received a confidential email from the company revealing clinical trials for their potential "breakthrough" multiple sclerosis drug had failed. The previous congressman was requested to answer to the government jail in Pensacola, Fla. on March 17.

He snapped up nearly one-fifth of Innate's stock, sat on its board of directors and his son Cameron and daughter Caitlin were among the company's top 20 shareholders. Despite the indictment, he chose not to drop out of the 2018 midterm race and was reelected. Collins, while on the White House lawn, called and tipped off his son, Cameron, allowing Cameron to dump his stock in the company and avoid losses. "He stands before you humbled, penitent and remorseful".

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Collins had faced a maximum of five years in prison. Though he proclaimed his innocence and tried to cast reports on the case as "fake news", Collins only narrowly won reelection against Democrat Nate McMurray. The examiner noted there was a 10-month hole between his first wrongdoing when he called his child and the second when he misled the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which portrayed as Collins "multiplying down".

Broderick called it baffling that Collins would exercise such poor judgment when he and his son had the financial means to deal with any loss.

"Legislators have the deep privilege and responsibility of drafting and passing laws, but just as important, the absolute obligation to follow them". "Collins' hubris is an obvious update that the individuals of NY can and should request more from their chosen authorities, and that regardless of how incredible, no legislator is exempt from the laws that apply to everyone else".

The 69-year-old was convicted of trading on insider information while a board member and stakeholder of an Australian biotech firm. I'm here, probably the last time I do something in public. "You have your future ahead of you". Collins's seat in the 27th Congressional District is now vacant. But, he tempered the sentencing with a note of encouragement for the defendant, telling Collins to "make some good come out of this bad situation".

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