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Idaho county employees in hot water after surplus auction

Northern Idaho authorities have asked the state to investigate for possible wrongdoing after county employees and their families bought items at a county surplus auction.

The Lewiston Tribune reports the request stems from a June 23 surplus auction that county commission Chairman Douglas Havens, county employees and their family members participated in.

Nez Perce County Prosecutor Justin Coleman issued a memo August 14 that states that county elected officials, department heads and county employees aren’t allowed to participate in any way in a public auction without permission from the Board of County Commissioners.

He says the county should be wary of allowing family members to participate in county surplus auctions because they could be seen as passing on the financial benefit to government officials and employees.

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