Chris Collins’ defense team is not at all happy about splitting trial in two – The Buffalo News

The idea of splitting Rep. Chris Collins’ criminal trial in two – with his son facing jurors before he does – came as a complete surprise to the Clarence lawmaker’s defense team.

And his top lawyer is not at all happy about it.

“The proposed approach would involve at least twice as much of the court’s time and resources, two juries, additional defense expenses (particularly for the second trial team), and at least twice the resources from the government,” said Collins’ chief lawyer in the insider stock trading case, Jonathan R. Barr, in a letter late Friday.

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