Prosecuters Ask For Five Years In Prison For Chris Collins

Federal prosecutors are asking for nearly five years in prison for former Congressman Chris Collins when he is sentenced on Friday.

That's at the high end of the sentencing guidelines in Collins' insider trading case.

He resigned from Congress in October, and pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and making false statements.

His attorneys are arguing for no prison time.

The federal probation office is recommending a sentence of a year and a day in prison, plus probation and restitution.

A special election to fill his seat will be held April 28th.

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