Former congressman Chris Collins is no longer a New York resident. 

Spectrum News has obtained an email from Collins asking for people to write him character references to be used in court during his sentencing.

It also says Collins is a Florida resident and will be staying there "for a while" as the fallout from his guilty plea to insider trading charges settles down.

In the letter, Collins says the plea was the right decision for his family but it has been a "mortifying experience."