Chris Collins is out of prison – but other allegations of insider trading swirl in Congress
"Especially with members of Congress, it's going to be challenging to find that smoking gun, that kernel of inside nonpublic information, and then find the correlating stock trade," said Delaney Marsco, legal counsel for ethics at the Campaign Legal Center. Given the growing number of lawmakers who have had to defend themselves – publicly, at least – against insider trading allegations, there is increasing talk in academic and reformist circles about banning lawmakers from owning individual stocks. "That's kind of the only way that we can get around this issue now," said Marsco, of the Campaign Legal Center.
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