Trump-Loving Ex-Congressman Should Get 5 Years In Jail For Insider Trading: Prosecutors Say
Former Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) should be getting 57 months in jail after pleading guilty to insider trading charges, according to prosecutors.
Axios reported on Monday that prosecutors in the case are recommending that Collins should receive harsh punishment because he “continued to serve in Congress while hiding his crimes.”
“In committing insider trading and later lying to federal agents to cover it up, and in continuing to actively serve in the House of Representatives during that time period, Collins came to embody the cynical idea that those in power who make the laws are not required to follow them,” the prosecutors wrote in their sentencing memo. “This surely was not lost on him, but it did not cause him to hesitate in making the choice to commit multiple crimes while holding one of the most visible and prestigious jobs in the United States.”
Collins has been one of Donald Trump’s biggest supporters. In fact, Collins was the first GOP Congressman to endorse Trump’s 2016 bid for the White House.