Former GOP Rep. Chris Collins Begins Prison Sentence

Roll Call reports:

Former Rep. Chris Collins began serving his 26-month prison term Tuesday at FPC Pensacola, a minimum security federal prison camp in Florida.

Collins’ arrival at the camp comes after four delays and just under nine months since he was sentenced in January for conspiring to commit securities fraud and making false statements to the FBI. The former lawmaker must also pay a fine of $200,000 for his felony crimes.

Collins, a New York Republican, was originally scheduled to report to prison on March 17, but that date was delayed in April and further pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Collins was the first member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump for president.