Records show Congressman Chris Collins used campaign money to pay for legal fees while being investigated for insider trading.

The Federal Election Commission website shows he sent more than $250,000 to two law firms dating back to July of last year.

That's when the Office of Congressional Ethics recommended a further investigation into allegations made against Collins.

All but $750 of that money went to Baker Hostetler, a Washington D.C. based firm that House Republicans used in their attempts to sue President Barack Obama over the Affordable Care Act.

Using campaign money for legal fees is not against the law.

The Congressman's office did not immediately return a request for comment.