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1993 Wis Eth Bd 11 - GIFTS; IMPROPER USE OF OFFICE

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A state public official may not use his or her office or position to obtain anything
of substantial value for private benefit. The connection between an
official's receipt of a prize at a conference and holding public office is too
remote to conclude that public office was used to obtain the prize because (1)
the prize was awarded by chance, (2) the prize was available to anyone
attending the conference, and (3) the great majority of conference attendees
were not Wisconsin public officials. An official must comply with any state
policy to make available to the state items received at events attended on the
state's behalf. OEB 93-11 (December 15, 1993)