Rep. Chris Collins

Chris Collins
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WBEN Newsroom
January 13, 2020 - 1:29 pm
New York (WBEN) - Prosecutors are asking a Federal judge in New York City for the maximum sentencing allowable in the securities fraud case against former Congressman Chris Collins. In a filing released Monday, prosecutors say, "The applicable sentencing range for Congressman Collins under the...
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Tom Puckett
May 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) With Chris Jacobs entering the race for NY27 about a year ahead of a primary, is it too soon to throw a hat into the ring? It's no surprise to Dave Levinthal of the Center for Public Integrity. "The situation in 2018 with Democrat Nate McMurray getting as close as he did to...
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October 12, 2018 - 1:09 pm
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-Carolyn Thompson) — New York's most conservative congressional district is unexpectedly in play as Republican incumbent Chris Collins, one of President Donald Trump's first supporters, fights insider trading charges while seeking re-election. Republican leaders in a western...
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September 19, 2018 - 3:24 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Just days after it was revealed he will remain on the November ballot in the NY27 Congressional district, Rep. Chris Collins has emailed constituents indicating he will "actively campaign" for his seat. Following is the complete text from the email. My friends, Voters can be...
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September 10, 2018 - 8:56 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Indicted Republican Rep. Chris Collins said it was "the shock of all shocks" when he learned from two federal agents that he was under criminal investigation, and he acknowledged reports that he had rejected a plea deal. In an interview airing Monday, the three-term New...
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August 12, 2018 - 9:06 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — U.S. Rep. Chris Collins of Clarence ended his re-election bid Saturday, days after his indictment on insider trading charges, a move that raised questions about how the Republican Party might replace him with another nominee in one of New York's most conservative districts. The...
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August 11, 2018 - 10:14 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Rep. Chris Collins has decided to suspend his Congressional re-election campaign and continue to serve through the end of his term. Collins released a statement Saturday morning. — Rep. Chris Collins (@RepChrisCollins) August 11, 2018 Collins was...
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Congressman Chris Collins leaves a Manhattan federal courthouse after being charged with securities fraud and lying to the FBI. August 8, 2018 (AP Photo)
Tom Puckett
August 10, 2018 - 4:44 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Sources tell WBEN pressure is mounting from committee members in the GOP throughout the 27th Congressional district to replace Chris Collins on the ballot. Collins was indicted on charges of insider trading and lying to investigators. Congressman Tom Reed says it should be up to...
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August 09, 2018 - 9:06 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — The indictment of Rep. Chris Collins on insider trading charges is drawing new attention to the freedom members of Congress have to serve on corporate boards or to buy and sell stock in industries they're responsible for overseeing. Collins, a New York Republican, has denied...
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August 09, 2018 - 8:18 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN- David Bellavia ) - In January 2017, the Washington Post and Politico reported that they overheard an obnoxious Congressman on the floor of the House of Representatives bragging about how many millionaires he’s made in Buffalo thanks to his stock tips. As insignificant as this...
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