US Ex-congressman Jailed 2 Years For Insider Trading
Umer Jamshaid 3 months ago Sat 18th January 2020 | 09:00 AM
New York, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 18th Jan, 2020 ) :Former US lawmaker Chris Collins, President Donald Trump's first supporter in Congress, was sentenced Friday to more than two years in jail for his role in an insider trading scheme.
The New York Republican was arrested and indicted in 2018 for insider trading of stock in an Australian biotech firm, including sending illicit tips from the White House lawn during a congressional picnic.
The judge in the Southern District of New York's US District Court rejected pleas for probation and sentenced Collins, 69, to 26 months on counts of insider trading and lying to investigators, sentences that are to run concurrently, an officer of the court said.
He was also fined $200,000.