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Zacot resigns City Council post

September 19th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

In an interview with the Mineral Daily News Tribune this week, former Keyser City Council member William Zacot talked about the events that led up to his being charged with embezzling funds from the Keyser Youth Baseball League and why he chose to enter into a plea agreement rather than move forward with a jury trial.  According to Zacot, the issue began when a division occurred in the youth baseball league. Zacot had been coaching but found himself filling in for the president of the KYBL who had to be away for some family issues.  Zacot takes the blame for how the money was  handled but says that everything he had spent out of the money “was used for the league.”  He admits where he went wrong was to use a credit card for reimbursement. Zacot who was  sentenced to seven years probation on the embezzlement charges,  resigned from the council this week. The next council meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 23.