Chris Collins

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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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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The possibility of a presidential pardon has entered the discussion into former Congressman Chris Collins. "I think a pardon is a real possibility," said Jacob Neiheisel, professor of political science at the University at Buffalo. He said normally pardons are requested but...
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Tim Wenger
October 01, 2019 - 3:37 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Former Western New York Congressman Chris Collins pleaded guilty Tuesday in an insider trading case, a day after he resigned from Congress and set off a scramble to fill his seat in his Republican-leaning district. United States Attorney Geoffrey Burman addressed reporters...
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Chuck Schumer. October 1, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 01, 2019 - 1:40 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Senator Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday that he was not very surprised by the news surrounding Chris Collins. Senator Chuck Schumer on Chris Collins’ resignation pic.twitter.com/WqcNOg6C6K — Mike Baggerman (@MikeBaggerman) October 1, 2019 Collins announced his resignation in a...
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Brendan Keany
Mike Baggerman
October 01, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The declared candidates for the 27th Congressional District have all shared their thoughts on the resignation of Chris Collins from the House of Representatives. Pressure Mounts on Bellavia to Launch NY27 Bid Collins resigned Monday in the midst of a legal battle that has...
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Brendan Keany
September 30, 2019 - 6:01 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - We now know that Congressman Chris Collins has resigned his seat, and according to law, the only way that seat can be filled prior to next November's regularly scheduled election is if Governor Cuomo calls for a special election. "When vacancies happen in the Representation from...
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Lake Erie from Sturgeon Point Marina. September 18, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
September 18, 2019 - 1:41 pm
STURGEON POINT, N.Y. (WBEN) – New York State Senator Chris Jacobs is proposing a moratorium on offshore wind turbines along any freshwater body in New York State. The moratorium comes after the proposed wind turbine farm that would border Hamburg, Evans, Brant, and Angola. Diamond Generating...
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August 10, 2019 - 7:37 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Grand Island Town Supervisor Nate McMurray has relaunched a bid for Congress. In a Saturday morning tweet, McMurray declated, "It's official, I'm running". Hardline 8-11 Hour 1 - Nate McMurray joins Joe Beamer and Brenda Alesii McMurray is the first democrat to declare a run...
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