Cameron Collins

Despite pleading guilty to securities fraud, Cameron Collins will not go to jail, unlike his father, disgraced former congressman Chris Collins who will spend 26 months in federal prison. Jerry Zremski, Washington Bureau Chief for The Buffalo News, was inside the Manhattan courtroom during Thursday's sentencing. In making the determinations, U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick, Zremski says, pointed to the former congressman as the instigator in the fateful decision to share inside information in order to avoid massive financial losses for his family. 


Cameron Collins, the son of former Western New York congressman Chris Collins, was sentenced Thursday to five years probation in federal court in Manhattan, including six months home confinement.

National Public Radio

The son of former Clarence Rep. Chris Collins and the son's prospective father-in-law have each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud in federal court in Manhattan.

File Photo

The indictment charging Rep. Chris Collins (R-Clarence) and his son with insider trading has raised questions about this November's congressional elections. His GOP colleague in Western New York, Tom Reed said he recognizes the indictment represents "serious allegations," but Collins' decision to stay on the ballot is a family decision.