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Letter: Congress should remove Clarence pol from office

Now that Congressman Chris Collins has suspended his re-election campaign we need to ask ourselves why should he be calling the shots on his seat in Congress? He needs to resign or be removed from office.

After reading the indictments it is unbelievable that anyone with even the most rudimentary knowledge of business and Securities and Exchange Commission regulations could not understand that this was a brazen clear-cut case of insider trading. The indictment includes charges of concealment of trading, securities fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud and false statements.

The truth has been told by his future daughter-in-law Lauren Zarsky when the 25-year-old certified public accountant CPA pled guilty last week to insider trading charges.

Obviously, this young professional demonstrated very poor judgment. She has Collins to thank for destroying her career even though she should have clearly known better.

At least she had the integrity to admit her mistakes and tell the truth.

One can only assume that Collins somehow must believe that he is above the law, he clearly understood the consequences of the insider information when he allegedly advised his son and his son’s future father-in-law to sell their shares prior to the public announcement of the failed Food and Drug Administration drug trial for multiple sclerosis. It is a sad day for our country and New York’s 27th congressional district.

Do we want a soon to be convicted felon representing us until November?

Under Article I, Section 5, Clause 2, of the Constitution, a Member of Congress may be removed from office. The House of Representatives needs to act

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Linda Ulrich-Hagner

East Aurora, NY 27

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