Former Rep. Chris Collins pleads guilty to federal crimes

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Former US congressman Chris Collins has pleaded guilty in insider trading case one day after resigning from Congress the Republican from western New York entered the plea yesterday in federal court in Manhattan U. S. attorney Jeffrey Berman spoke to reporters outside the courtroom no one is above the law that is because of our offices commitment to a pursuit of that ideal that Collins is now a convicted felon and no longer a member of Congress Collins leaked confidential information about a bio pharmaceutical company to his son the informational out his son and another man to dump their stock in the company and avoid nearly eight hundred thousand dollars in

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