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Keyser City Council member removed

September 10th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports that during Wednesday’s Keyser City Council meeting, Mayor Damon Tillman announced that Councilman William Zacot was being removed from the council on the advice of the city’s attorney. A letter received from Mineral County Prosecuting Attorney F. Cody Pancake that Tillman read during the meeting Wednesday rebutted comments Tillman made to the Cumberland Times-News in an August article regarding Zacot’s status on the council. In the article, Tillman said that at the time, he “spoke with attorneys, I spoke with the prosecuting attorney, I spoke with the judge, the city attorney and I have no authority to” remove Zacot from council. That was incorrect, according to the prosecutor’s letter.

Zacot was indicted in 2019 on one felony count of embezzling funds from the Keyser Youth Baseball League. 


He entered a no contest plea on Jan. 27 and later was sentenced to seven years' probation.