US Rep. Chris Collins Will Stay on Ballot Despite Charges

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Published on August 9, 2018 - Duration: 00:31s
Collins is running for re-election in New York.
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US Rep. Chris Collins Will Stay on Ballot Despite Charges

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Chris Collins will remain on the ballot for re-election in New York, despite beingΒ  charged with insider trading .Β  The Department of Justice released a statement Wednesday saying Collins had been charged with with conspiracy, securities fraud, wire fraud, and making false statements to the FBI.

Lawyers for Collins said Wednesday : "We will answer the charges filed against Congressman Collins in Court and will mount a vigorous defense to clear his good name.Β  Collins has been has been removed, at least temporarily, from the House Energy and Commerce Committee.Β 

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