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Official raises ethics concerns after truck loaned to mayor

July 18, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming councilman has raised concerns about possible ethics laws violations after a dealership loaned a truck to a mayor.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Thursday that Mayor Marian Orr was loaned a Dodge truck with her name and title written on the doors to use during Cheyenne Frontier Days, a rodeo and western festival.

Cheyenne Council President Rocky Case says law prohibits public officials from accepting gifts with values above $250.

State law says public officials can’t use their “office or position for the receipt of a gift which resulted from his holding that office.”

Orr says the truck is not a gift so the matter is a nonissue.

She says she is only using the truck for Cheyenne Frontier Days events and the dealership is paying for fuel.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com

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