Jerry Zremski

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. 

Zremski shares factors in Collins sentencing

Jan 19, 2020

Critics of disgraced Congressman Chris Collins say he got off lightly when he was sentenced Friday to 26 months in prison for his role in an insider trading scheme.

The Buffalo News is reporting Sunday Collins benefited from a 2005 Supreme Court ruling. Back then, the high court struck down manadatory federal sentencing rules that would have required the judge in Collins' case to sentence him to 46 to 57 months.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Jerry Zremski of The Buffalo News about New York Rep. Chris Collins' resigning from the House ahead of his expected guilty plea to insider trading charges.