Chris Collins

Congressman Chris Collins leaves a Manhattan federal courthouse after being charged with securities fraud and lying to the FBI. August 8, 2018 (AP Photo)
Mike Baggerman
August 08, 2018 - 10:58 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – It’s not unusual for a sitting representative in Congress to own stocks in a company, but what separated Congressman Chris Collins from his colleagues in the House of Representatives was, according to Dave Levinthal of the Center for Public Integrity, his deep involvement...
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Matt Moran
August 08, 2018 - 10:20 pm
Congressman Chris Collins responded to his charges of insider trading saying they are meritless. "I will mount a vigorless defense in court to clear my name," Collins said. "As I fight to clear my name, rest assure I will continue to work hard for the constituents of the 27th Congressional District...
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August 08, 2018 - 4:15 pm
New York, NY (AP/WBEN) Congressman Chris Collins has pleaded not guilty to insider trading charges. He'll address reporters in Buffalo at a news conference which you'll hear live at 6:30pm on WBEN. Collins appeared in a courtroom in New York City Wednesday afternoon to face accusations that he...
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Nathan McMurray moments before speaking publicly following indictment of Rep. Chris Collins. August 8, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 08, 2018 - 3:15 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – While Nathan McMurray was jogging in Grand Island around 7:30 a.m on Wednesday., his phone rang. Then it rang again, and again, and again. He eventually answered his phone, telling WBEN that the caller was a reporter from New York City seeking comment about the news about...
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Mike Baggerman
August 08, 2018 - 12:19 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Congressman Chris Collins was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday afternoon of insider trading and lying to the FBI. READ MORE: Rep. Collins Charged with Insider Trading and Lying to the FBI Fallout from Wednesday's indictment was quick. House Speaker Paul Ryan...
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Mike Baggerman
August 08, 2018 - 11:06 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Congressman Chris Collins faces serious punishments as a result of the insider trading charges, according to WBEN legal analyst Paul Cambria. "On the federal side, the penalties are always huge," Cambria said. "You're talking 10 years, 20 years maximums. Obviously, if he's...
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Tom Puckett
July 31, 2018 - 4:00 am
Grand Island, NY (WBEN) The man challenging Congressman Chris Collins this November says he'll have the funding to "give him a challenge" and isn't worried about appeasing support from outside the district. Nate McMurray, Grand Island Supervisor, says his fundraising has been slow but steady. "I...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the US Cellular Center for a rally.
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Matt Moran
July 30, 2018 - 6:18 pm
On Sunday morning, President Trump Tweeted he would be willing to shutdown the government if democrats do not give the votes for border security. Congressman Brian Higgins calls them childish, idle threats. "The leader of the United States, the leader of the free world much much more is expected of...
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Congressman Chris Collins agreed that President Trump misspoke at Monday's press conference in Helsinki when talking about Russia interference in the 2016 presidential election. "If you look back, he has said so many times over the last six months he accepts the intelligence...
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Governor Andrew Cuomo at the University at Buffalo's Jacobs School of Medicine on April 19, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
April 19, 2018 - 7:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday said that his lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul, is a stronger candidate for New York's 27th Congressional District than the democratic challenger, Nathan McMurray. "There is a very strong feeling that Kathy Hochul would be a great...
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