New York Republican congressman indicted on insider trading charges

New York Republican congressman indicted on insider trading charges

Congressman Chris Collins Arrested For Insider Trading

Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., has been arrested on insider trading charges lodged by the Justice Department, law enforcement officials said Wednesday morning.

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY scheduled a news conference to announce insider trading charges against Christopher Collins, a Republican Congressman representing the 27th District of NY, his son Cameron Collins, and Stephen Zarsky, the father of Cameron Collins's fiancée.

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All three defendants were in federal custody Wednesday and were expected to make their initial court appearance in the afternoon.

A news conference to detail the charge is scheduled for noon in Manhattan.

Prosecutors allege that Collins passed along secrets to his son, Cameron, in June 2017.

His son then traded on that inside information and passed it to Zarsky, along with numerous unnamed co-conspirators, "so that they could utilize the information for the same goal", according to the indictment.

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