Experts say stock buy may be ethics issue

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“You cannot push for ​government action to benefit a ​specific company where you are then going to get a ​direct financial benefit yourself,” said Kedric Payne, general counsel and senior director of ethics for Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan ethics watchdog group based in Washington. “When you ​lobby Commerce ​to take action to benefit a ​specific company, and then you have stock in that company, that’s where a ​potential violation occurs,” said Mr. Payne.

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