Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), who was charged with insider trading last year and narrowly won election to a fourth term in November, raised just $5,000 in the first quarter of 2019.
According to Federal Election Commission filings, the donations came from three sources: the campaign of fellow New York Republican Dan Donovan, who lost reelection last year, and two moderate Republican political action committees, the Tuesday Group PAC and the Republican Main Street Partnership PAC.
A Collins spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the donations.
Collins, who was first elected to the House in 2012, is one of three candidates who won in November despite facing felony fraud charges.
Federal prosecutors charged Collins in August with 11 counts of securities fraud, wire fraud and making false statements to investigators. He has pleaded not guilty and, in a TV interview in September, vowed to battle “to the end.”
Federal prosecutors allege that the lawmaker tipped off his son, Cameron Collins, to nonpublic information about an Australian biotechnology company to avoid hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses. The elder Collins sits on the company’s board of directors.