McMurray opposes 2-month sentencing delay for Collins
Congressional candidate urges challengers to oppose potential pardon for Collins
Press Release, Nate McMurray for Congress
HAMBURG – Today, NY-27th congressional candidate Nate McMurray voiced his opposition to a delayed sentence and potential pardon for former GOP Representative Chris Collins.
Yesterday, a federal judge granted a two-month delay for the prison surrender of Collins, who in January was sentenced to serve 26 months in prison for conspiracy to commit securities fraud and lying to the FBI. Collins’ lawyers argued that he has a high risk of contracting the coronavirus.
“No average citizen would be allowed this preferential treatment over and over again,” McMurray said. “Collins’ high-priced lawyers bought him another two months of freedom. Chris Collins broke the law numerous times and disgraced Western New York and he has left this region without a leader during an unprecedented crisis.”
“Collins’ legal team is attempting to seek a pardon for after the June 23rd election,” McMurray said. “My opponents Chris Jacobs, Stefan Mychajliw and Beth Parlato must stand up and say this is wrong. All three of them were either silent when Chris Collins ran or openly campaigned for him. Such behavior has to end now.”