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PUBLIC SERVANT

"Public servant" is an officer or employee of government or a quasi-public agency, as defined in section 1-120, elected or appointed, and any person participating as advisor, consultant or otherwise, paid or unpaid, in performing a governmental function. 

Source:  General Statutes § 53a-146 (3) (applies to Part XI:  Bribery, Offenses against the Administration of Justice and Other Related Offenses, §§ 53a-147 -- 53a-167d).

Commentary:  "Public servant" can mean any government official.  State v. Giorgio, 2 Conn. App. 204, 209-10 (1984); see also State v. Guadalupe, 66 Conn. App. 819, 824 (2001), cert. denied, 259 Conn. 907 (2002).

"Quasi-public agency" was added by Public Acts, Spec. Sess, June 11, 2008, No. 08-3, § 7, effective October 1, 2008. General Statutes § 1-120 defines "quasi-public agency" as "the Connecticut Development Authority, Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority, Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority, Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, Connecticut Housing Authority, Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, Capital City Economic Development Authority and Connecticut Lottery Corporation."

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