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Start of Chris Collins prison sentence delayed to April

Start of Chris Collins prison sentence delayed to April

WHECTV
Updated: March 02, 2020 10:56 PM
Created: March 02, 2020 07:48 PM

NEW YORK (WHEC) — Former Congressman Chris Collins's prison sentence for insider trading charges has been delayed by five weeks.

Our Buffalo affiliate WGRZ says and News10NBC has confirmed that a judge approved a request by Collins' legal team to move his report date to April 21 of this year. Collins had been set to report to prison on March 17.

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The request cited the fact that Collins had not yet been processed into the Bureau of Prisons' system. As there is normally a 30 to 45 day period between a new prisoner being processed to actually entering the prison system, his legal team cited concern that he would not be designated in time for his report date.

Collins, a Republican who represented New York's 27th Congressional District, was sentenced in January to 26 months in prison for insider trading and lying to the FBI in a case involving an Australian pharmaceutical company. He was also fined $200,000 and sentenced to a year on probation. 


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