Northern Idaho authorities have asked the state to investigate for possible wrongdoing after Nez Perce County employees and their families bought items at a county surplus auction.
The Lewiston Tribune reports the request stems from a June 23rd surplus auction that County Commission Chairman Douglas Havens (pictured), county employees, and their family members participated in.
Nez Perce County Prosecutor Justin Coleman issued a memo Tuesday stating county elected officials, department heads and county employees are not allowed to participate 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.
(by Associated Press)