Ex-Rep. Chris Collins Sentenced To Over 2 Years In Prison For Insider Trading

on August 8, 2018 in New York City.
Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) walks out of a New York court house after being charged with insider trading on August 8, 2018. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Start your day with TPM.
Sign up for the Morning Memo newsletter

U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick sentenced former Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) to 26 months in prison for insider trading on Friday.

“You had a duty to meet and you betrayed that duty,” Broderick told the ex-congressman.

The judge handed Collins the sentence on his two federal charges of insider trading and lying to the FBI.

“I stand here today a disgraced former congressman,” the Republican said during the hearing. “I cannot face my constituents.”

Collins, who was one of President Donald Trump’s earliest supporters in Congress, initially pleaded not guilty after he was arrested in August 2018. Despite the indictment, he chose not to drop out of the 2018 midterm race and was reelected.

He then walked back his claims of innocence and resigned on September 30, 2019, one day before he switched his plea to guilty.

Latest News

Notable Replies

  1. Avatar for pshah pshah says:

    And the big board of Trump associates convicted of a crime continues to grow.

    Collins, Hunter, Manafort, Gates, Flynn, Papadopoulos, Stone, Van der Zwaan, Cohen.

    Parnas and Fruman in the crosshairs currently.

    With possibly Nunes, Pompeo, Perry, Barr, Guliani, among others to follow.

    And we’re supposed to believe Donald Trump is clean? It’s almost as if Trump has a sixth sense in attracting the morally-bereft.

  2. “I stand here today a disgraced former congressman,” the Republican said during the hearing. “I cannot face my constituents.”

    Really? You are a Republican. It is in your DNA to show no shame.

  3. Will Trump pardon Collins? Paperwork is in the mill as we write?

  4. Collins who? That loser?

  5. “I don’t know him.” “Lots of people lick my balls.”

Continue the discussion at forums.talkingpointsmemo.com

219 more replies


Avatar for valgalky23 Avatar for littlegirlblue Avatar for meri Avatar for mattinpa Avatar for clemmers Avatar for rollinnolan Avatar for becca656 Avatar for jimtoday Avatar for mickeyg Avatar for chelsea530 Avatar for ralph_vonholst Avatar for danny Avatar for lastroth Avatar for esva Avatar for pshah Avatar for thunderclapnewman Avatar for daulphin Avatar for misterneutron Avatar for justruss Avatar for carolson Avatar for csurz420 Avatar for rascal_crone Avatar for rucleare Avatar for rockitttla

Continue Discussion
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: