KEYSER - The embezzlement case against Keyser City Council member William M. Zacot has been continued to October due to additional evidence which has been introduced.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - The embezzlement case against Keyser City Council member William M. Zacot has been continued to October due to additional evidence which has been introduced.
Zacot, who is charged with embezzling funds from the Keyser Youth Baseball League prior to being elected to office in June 2018, was in court early Tuesday for an appearance before Judge Lynn Nelson.
According to prosecuting attorney Cody Pancake, the case was continued because “an immense amount of documentation has been introduced and his attorney needs time to go over it.”
Zacot is being represented by Nick James.
Pancake said at this time there has been no plea agreement offered and the case is proceeding.
“The state has not offered anything, and the case has not been dropped,” he said.
“His attorney asked for a continuance so he could review the documentation,” he said.
Judge Nelson ordered Zacot to return to court on Oct. 28 for the next step in the process.
“A trial date has not been scheduled yet,” Pancake said.
Zacot, who currently serves as the city’s parks and recreation commissioner, was indicted by a Mineral County Grand Jury in May with one felony count of embezzlement and eight felony counts of obtaining credit or making purchases with a credit card.
Zacot was involved with the Keyser Youth Baseball League for three years prior to being elected to office, and is accused of the misuse of funds from February 2017 through July 2018.
Since being appointed parks and recreation commissioner for Keyser, he has spearheaded a number of community activities for families and youths, including holiday events, movie nights and more, and has been one of the chief advocates for keeping the city’s pool open.
TFC A. Hanlon of the West Virginia State Police lead the investigation.