Chris Collins’ attorneys ask for prison reporting date to be pushed to October

Western New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Attorneys representing former Congressman Chris Collins are once again asking for his prison reporting date to be delayed.

This is the fourth time lawyers have asked for the date to be postponed. Currently, the former representative of New York’s 27th District is scheduled to report to prison on August 18.

Originally, before the delays, Collins was scheduled to start a 26-month sentence in March.

Due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, attorneys are asking for the 70-year-old’s date to be pushed to October 13.

Collins pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit securities fraud and making a false statement this past October. He received his sentence the following January.

MORE | Read the letter to Judge Vernon Broderick here.

Evan Anstey is a digital content producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2015. See more of his work here.

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