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Former U.S. Rep. Chris Collins arrives at federal court for sentencing Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. Collins pleaded guilty last fall to insider trading and lying to the FBI. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Former U.S. Rep. Chris Collins arrives at federal court for sentencing Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. Collins pleaded guilty last fall to insider trading and lying to the FBI. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Mike Baggerman
February 10, 2020 - 9:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Chris Collins saga drew the attention of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, who released a 42-minute story highlighting the fall from grace for the former congressman from Western New York and how it impacts Australians.
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Former U.S. Rep. Chris Collins arrives at federal court for sentencing Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. Collins pleaded guilty last fall to insider trading and lying to the FBI. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Former U.S. Rep. Chris Collins arrives at federal court for sentencing Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. Collins pleaded guilty last fall to insider trading and lying to the FBI. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Tom Puckett
January 24, 2020 - 5:22 pm
Zarsky gets probation for insider trading
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Cameron Collins, son of former Rep. Chris Collins, leaving court after he pleaded guilty to insider trading in October. (Bebeto Matthews/AP)
Cameron Collins, son of former Rep. Chris Collins, leaving court after he pleaded guilty to insider trading in October. (Bebeto Matthews/AP)
WBEN Newsroom
January 23, 2020 - 5:38 pm
New York (WBEN) - Cameron Collins, son of former Congressman Chris Collins, has been sentenced to five years probation in his insider trading case.
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Chris Collins leaves the US Federal Courthouse in Manhattan following his 26-month prison sentence for insider trading and lying to the FBI. January 17, 2020 (Getty Images)
Chris Collins leaves the US Federal Courthouse in Manhattan following his 26-month prison sentence for insider trading and lying to the FBI. January 17, 2020 (Getty Images)
Tom Puckett
January 20, 2020 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As Chris Collins prepares to serve a 26 month sentence for insider trading and lying to the FBI about it, some of the candidates in NY27 are reacting to the news. Nate McMurray challenged Collins in 2018 and nearly won. "No sentence can heal the damage caused by Chris Collins and...
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Chris Collins leaves the US Federal Courthouse in Manhattan following his 26-month prison sentence for insider trading and lying to the FBI. January 17, 2020 (Getty Images)
Chris Collins leaves the US Federal Courthouse in Manhattan following his 26-month prison sentence for insider trading and lying to the FBI. January 17, 2020 (Getty Images)
WBEN Newsroom
January 17, 2020 - 5:44 pm
NEW YORK, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Disgraced former Congressman Chris Collins will spend the next 26 months in prison for his involvement in the insider trading scandal of Innate Immunotherapeutics and for lying to federal investigators. Paul Cambria gives legal analysis on 26 month sentence of Chris...
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Tom Puckett
January 17, 2020 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Friday is the day of reckoning for disgraced former congressman Chris Collins, as he will be sentenced on a plea stemming from an insider trading case. Federal prosecutors in 2018 charged Collins with insider trading and lying to the FBI . Almost immediately, Collins proclaimed...
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Tom Puckett
December 09, 2019 - 5:19 pm
Washington, DC (WBEN) - Former Congressman Chris Collins, his son and his son's prospective father-in-law settle with the SEC over insider trading that led to his resignation from office. The settlements, involving Collins, Cameron Collins, and Stephen Zarksy, which are subject to court approval,...
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Mike Baggerman
October 16, 2019 - 1:04 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday closed a legal loophole in double jeopardy which protects individuals who are pardoned by a president from being prosecuted at the state level for the same offense. It was initially proposed when President Trump thought about pardoning Paul...
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Tom Puckett
October 03, 2019 - 2:23 pm
New York (WBEN/AP) - As expected, former Western New York Congressman Chris Collins’ son, Cameron Collins, entered a guilty plea to a single count of conspiracy in connection to insider trading in Manhattan federal court. The charge carries a maximum of five years in prison and sentencing is...
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