DOT employee divests to avoid conflict of interest
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A state transportation official says he's divested himself of his private businesses that raised questions about a conflict of interest.
As a state employee, Carl Guse (GOO'-zee) manages radio channels used by emergency responders. The DOT told Guse he had to give up his private business or his state job.
Guse co-owned Badger Spectrum and bought rights to radio frequencies at federal auctions which he then sold for profit to the state. Guse also owned Badger Towers which operates communication towers in Wisconsin and neighboring states.
The State Journal (http://bit.ly/tzuJgo ) reports the Office of State Employment Relations recently found Guse's private business interests created an appearance of a conflict of interest.
Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj
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