From Tribune staff reports
HANCEVILLE — The mayor of Hanceville, Kenneth Nail, has been indicted by a Cullman County grand jury on 15 counts of using his office for personal gain. The indictment was unsealed on Tuesday and Nail was booked into the Cullman County Jail.
“I am limited on what I, as the prosecutor can say about this particular case due to the Rules of Professional Conduct,” Cullman County District Attorney Champ Crocker siad in a statement. “However, as a matter of public policy and good government — elected officials are entrusted to perform their duties honestly and above reproach. When that bond of trust is broken, our society suffers limitless harm.”
Crocker urged anyone with information regarding corrupt practices by public officials is encouraged to contact the Alabama Ethics Commission or the Alabama Attorney General’s Office.
“My office — working with our state partners — is committed to ensuring that the violators of the public trust be held accountable under the law,” Crocker said.
Details on what led to the charges aren’t available at this time. The story will be updated as more information becomes available.