Former Rep. Chris Collins is again requesting his prison sentence be delayed until October due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Attorneys for the Republican ex-lawmaker on Tuesday filed a letter with U.S. District Court Judge Vernon Broderick asking Collins report not on Aug. 18, but Oct. 13 instead.
"The situation has continued to deteriorate, and given current conditions in BOP prisons, Mr. Collins, who is an elderly, first-time, non-violent offender, would face a serious and unnecessary risk to his health and well-being," the letter from Collins attorney Jonathan New states.
"As courts have recognized, adding additional inmates to a BOP system under strain should be avoided at present. Good cause exists for granting the requested relief."
Collins pleaded guilty to an insider trading charge and lost his seat in Congress representing western New York. He was sentenced in January to 27 months in federal prison.
Republican Chris Jacobs won Collins's old seat in a June special election and is running for a full term in the November general election.