Ex-GOP Rep Gets Third Prison Delay Due To Pandemic

Roll Call reports:

Former Rep. Chris Collins, who was sentenced to more than two years in federal prison in January for insider trading, will have his surrender date pushed back yet again due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The New York Republican is set to report to FPC Pensacola on Aug. 18 to serve his 26-month sentence. The facility is a minimum security prison camp in Florida — about a nine-hour drive from his home in Marco Island, where his neighbor is former Speaker John A. Boehner.

Collins was originally scheduled to report to prison on March 17, then it was delayed to April 21, then to June 23. U.S. District Court Judge Vernon S. Broderick granted the most recent request by Collins to delay his prison start date on Friday.