Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail indicted on charges of using office for personal gain

Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail after being indicted.

HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail has been indicted by a Cullman County grand jury on 15 counts of using his office for personal gain, in violation of Alabama Code 36-25-5.

Cullman County District Attorney Champ Crocker, while prudent due to ethical regulations, provided insight into the indictment’s implications. He conveyed the sanctity of public trust in governance, a trust he said is compromised when an official is perceived to use his or her office for personal enrichment.

Though his remarks were measured, Crocker said, “Public officers are elected with the expectation that they will carry out their responsibilities with the utmost integrity.” He asserted the harm such violations cause to the community.

No specific details were given on the charges Nail is facing.

Crocker is advocating for community vigilance, encouraging anyone aware of corrupt activities to step forward.

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