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Office of the State Comptroller - Local Government & School Accountability

Local Government and School Accountability

Protecting the Public’s Interest

A Tutorial on Local Government Ethics and Transparency in New York State

Module 3 - Case Studies on Conflicts of Interest

Situation 8

Does a town supervisor have a prohibited interest in a contract if his wife serves as his bookkeeper and confidential secretary? Why or why not? Are there any other issues with which the town should be concerned?

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