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Mon Sep 30, 2019, 10:24 AM

GOP Congressman Will Plead Guilty in Insider-Trading Case

Source: Bloomberg

Rep. Christopher Collins, a Republican from New York, is pleading guilty to insider trading.

The congressman was charged last year with trading on non-public information about Innate Immunotherapeutics Ltd., an Australian biotechnology company. He was arrested in August 2018 along with his son, Cameron Collins, and Stephen Zarsky, the father of Cameronís fiancee. All have pleaded not guilty.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-30/gop-congressman-will-plead-guilty-in-insider-trading-case

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 10:28 AM

1. Remind me.. Is he running for reelection?

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 10:32 AM

3. Of course. Breaking laws is no barrier for Republicons to run & for Evangelicals to vote for them.nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 10:45 AM

6. Hadn't he actually been indicted before the 2018 election

and he ran and won? I seem to remember that.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 12:24 PM

13. Yes. That's Exactly What Happened.

I wonder what happens now? Does Collins lose his seat in Congress? If so, there'd have to be a special election to fill it...same as what happened with Louise Slaughter's seat.

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Response to The_Counsel (Reply #13)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 01:25 PM

15. Per WaPo, Speaker Pelosi received a resignation letter from Collins today. He pleads tomorrow..

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/09/30/rep-chris-collins-expected-plead-guilty-insider-trading-case/

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) received a letter of resignation from Collins on Monday, a senior Democratic aide said. The resignation will be effective when the letter is officially filed at a scheduled House session Tuesday.


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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 10:29 AM

2. Remember his defiant protests of innocence?

Never ever believe these people when they plead innocence. Next up, Duncan Hunter.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 10:35 AM

4. Values!

You have to just love those values!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 10:39 AM

5. Souls and guilty pleas are all we need

This was the self-proclaimed super innocent guy. Does Jeff Flake think he's saving his soul here?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 10:47 AM

7. fucker could have saved the country a lot of time and money

by admitting it when he was charged. Republican values - commit crimes and try to beat the rap.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 10:53 AM

8. Swampy.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 11:41 AM

9. side note: Collins was first sitting U.S.Representative to endorse Trump for President of U.S.A.

...here is some more information from Wikepedia:

.....Christopher Carl Collins is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for New York's 27th congressional district since 2013. Collins was the first sitting U.S. Representative to endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States, and he served on Trump's presidential transition team.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 12:17 PM

11. "Collins was the first sitting U.S. Representative to endorse Donald Trump" -birds of a feather

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 11:57 AM

10. He'll make a plea deal with no jail time

and get re-elected. Hell, he'll probably get re-elected even if he's in jail.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 12:19 PM

12. When does he announce for 2020?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 12:27 PM

14. This is our district. Please consider supporting Nate McMurray's campaign...

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