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Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:07 PM

Judge sentences Chris Collins to 26 months in prison

Source: Buffalo News

In a long statement of contrition that was often inaudible because he was sobbing so hard, Collins reiterated his guilt and repeatedly said he was sorry.

"I violated my core values," Collins said after breaking into sobs in court. "I am standing here, probably the last time I will do anything in public. I left Buffalo. I cannot face my constituents."

The sentence marked the end of a stunning downfall for Collins, the first federal lawmaker to endorse Donald Trump for president in 2016 and then a frequently defender of the president.

Trump insiders saw Collins as a possible Cabinet appointee or White House chief of staff until Collins' arrest on Aug. 8, 2018.

Read more: https://buffalonews.com/2020/01/17/judge-sentences-chris-collins-to-26-months-in-prison/

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Reply Judge sentences Chris Collins to 26 months in prison (Original post)
Marcuse Jan 17 OP
bucolic_frolic Jan 17 #1
mpcamb Jan 18 #23
OnDoutside Jan 17 #2
Rebl2 Jan 17 #15
brooklynite Jan 17 #3
Perseus Jan 17 #19
klook Jan 17 #4
CatMor Jan 17 #5
Thekaspervote Jan 17 #13
Rebl2 Jan 17 #14
rpannier Jan 17 #6
muriel_volestrangler Jan 17 #7
iluvtennis Jan 17 #8
NCProgressive Jan 17 #9
Mc Mike Jan 17 #10
vsrazdem Jan 17 #11
Canoe52 Jan 17 #12
Lucky Luciano Jan 17 #16
Stuart G Jan 18 #26
sinkingfeeling Jan 17 #17
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 17 #18
NBachers Jan 17 #20
FakeNoose Jan 18 #22
RhodeIslandOne Jan 17 #21
BlueIdaho Jan 18 #24
ck4829 Jan 18 #25

Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:11 PM

1. Whooa!!

For a CongressCritter Repuke, that's throwing the book at 'em! Justice for the people. Democracy lives in NY State!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 10:10 AM

23. What about his kid? He was neck-deep in it too.

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Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:13 PM

2. "probably the last time I will do anything in public" One hopes, but he is

Republican after all.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:12 PM

15. True that

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Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:14 PM

3. I trust he realizes that, since he's only a Trump supporter...

...and not someone the Trump base cares about, a Pardon will not be forthcoming?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:51 PM

19. Chris Collins who? I don't know the man, have heard of him and maybe there are some photos

but I don't know him at all.

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Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:15 PM

4. "I violated my core values."

I got caught!

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Response to klook (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:18 PM

5. How could he violate something he never had.

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Response to klook (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:39 PM

13. Riiiight!!!

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Response to klook (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:11 PM

14. Exactly

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Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:44 PM

6. But il douche said he was a victimof a witch hunt

I guess the modern definition of witch hunt is, 'There are witches'

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Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:50 PM

7. Cabinet appointee or WH Chief of Staff - a year after investigations began

Which tells you how cool Republicans are with fraud:

In August 2016, Collins became the largest shareholder in a company called Innate Immunotherapeutics.[93] In May 2017, House ethics investigators "began probing Collins for his role in recruiting investors to buy stock in Innate Immunotherapeutics after several complaints were filed."[94] Members of Congress are explicitly barred from trading stocks using insider information.[94] In October 2017, the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) said they had "substantial reason" to believe that Collins had improperly used his public office to benefit Innate, and had forwarded nonpublic information to other investors.[95] The OCE said Collins sent nonpublic information to investors about drug trials and that he visited the National Institutes of Health to discuss a drug's clinical trial, violating House ethics rules.[95] The House Ethics Committee did not appoint a subcommittee to continue investigating Collins' case.[96] On August 8, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed a complaint in federal court on Collins and two other defendants for "illegal insider trading".[97]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Collins_(American_politician)#2018_criminal_charges

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Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:51 PM

8. Oh Happy Day...a trump cretin get their just desserts.

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Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:55 PM

9. One down

about 200 more republicans to go.

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Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:11 PM

10. Every single person around dopey donnie is a fucking felon.

He just has verry bad luck. He's pure as the driven snow, himself.

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Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:16 PM

11. Boo Hoo Hoo - so sad for you, NOT.

 

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Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:17 PM

12. Wow, what a snowflake.

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Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:16 PM

16. His core values mean not getting caught.

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 03:07 PM

26. That is it, and that is all."...not getting caught" So, this one got caught..and Trump is caught too

...Neither expected to get caught, but they did.

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Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:26 PM

17. When will MF45 pardon all of them?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:28 PM

18. Either that or he'll end up his cell mate.

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Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:59 PM

20. Bold Democrat Nate McMurray runs for Collins' seat in N Y's 27th District; election on April 28th.

Nate McMurray's a bold and outspoken Democrat who came within 1,087 votes of beating Criminal Collins in 2018. He's never given up, and he's been running since last fall for this seat, predicting Collins' trip to prison.

McMurray's got a campaign structure that's active in every little town, burg, and hamlet in Western New York. The entire Democratic nation can band together to support this single special election this April.

I live in San Francisco; I grew up in Rochester NY, outside of McMurray's district. But I've been so impressed with this guy, ever since he appeared in the Erie County Fair's Demolition Derby. He's gone from long-shot to top dog, but he needs support. New York 27 is Collins / Paladino country, and it'll take some magic to put a Democrat in office. Once McMurray gets in, his action and representation on behalf of his constituents will turn Western New York Blue.

I've adopted McMurray, and I'll be over-promoting him around here 'till election day, April 28th, 2020. Let's Do This!!

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/nate-mcmurray-4

https://www.votemcmurray.com/

https://www.facebook.com/nate.mcmurray27/

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Response to NBachers (Reply #20)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 10:08 AM

22. All the best to Nate McMurray!



He seems like a regular guy and a good Democrat. He almost beat Chris Collins 2 years ago.


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Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 09:03 PM

21. Bye bye asshole

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Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 01:30 PM

24. Crocodile Tears...

He is deeply sorry he got caught.

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Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 02:40 PM

25. Bye

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