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NYS Comptroller


The Academy for New York State's Local Officials

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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