Taney County Commissioner Chuck Pennel responded to nepotism charges in a prepared statement yesterday at the Taney County Commissioners Meeting.
The charges were prepared brought to the public forum through efforts by Bob Shanz and Ron Houseman. They accused Pennel of allowing his wife to use a county vehicle.
The case is being investigated by the Missouri Attorney General's office. Pennel stated he welcomed and hoped the investigation is thorough.
Pennel denies the allegations. (See Branson Agent for Details)