Nassau Introduces New Policy, Hoping To Stop Corruption In County

Sophia Hall
August 22, 2019 - 7:07 pm
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran

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MINEOLA, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — The Nassau County executive signed a new policy on Thursday to help continue to stop corruption in the county.

With indictments, trials and accusations in the past, Nassau County has seen corruption that has left residents with a big distrust, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported.

The current county executive, Laura Curran, says with a new policy, she is now ending the conflict of interest back door deals and other issues that has plagued the county.

“We have many departments that buy stuff and buy services. We want to make sure everyone in the county knows what that rules are and is following them,” she explained.

She adds that the legislation “updates that to incorporate some of the changes that we've made over the past year.”

Curran notes the policy mostly has to with not allowing people who have business with the county to give gifts to those involved in procurement.

She emphasizes that employees of the county are not even allowed to receive a cup of coffee from anyone, because it can be considered a conflict of interest.