2002 Legal Opinions and Advisories

March 27, 2002
An elected county official inquired as to whether it would be an Ethics Code violation for him to accept $50 as payment for writing a monthly newspaper column.  The Ethics Board advised that there is no Ethics Code prohibition on accepting payment for submitting articles to a publication, but cautioned that it would be an Ethics Code violation for the official to disclose any privileged county information in the column.

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