Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail gives statement on ethics hearing

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Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail (Tribune file photo)

HANCEVILLE, Ala. –Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail said he attended an Alabama Ethics Commission hearing on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023, concerning an anonymous complaint filed against him. At this time, the subject of the complaint and person or persons responsible for filing it have not been made public. 

Nail said the Alabama Ethics Commission opted not to deliberate on the matter and instead referred it to the local level under the jurisdiction of Cullman County District Attorney Champ Crocker.  

Nail said he did not make a statement Wednesday’s hearing because the Commission went immediately into executive session. 

Nail provided a statement to The Tribune (published without edits):   

“A hearing was scheduled with the Ethics Commission today. There was no opportunity for testimony, and the matter will be sent to the district attorney for further investigation. 

“I have not done anything wrong and do not know where allegations may have stemmed from. 

“I know there has been rumor of missing funds from the city, I can say there are no missing funds and there has been no mention of money missing. 

“The citizens of Hanceville know that I love this city and have always put the good of the city first.” 

Updates will be published as they are available.  

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