Prosecutor writes letter to council about Zacot status

Staff Writer
Mineral Daily News-Tribune
William Zacot

By Liz Beavers

Tribune Managing Editor

KEYSER - Mineral County prosecuting attorney Cody Pancake has written a letter to Mayor Damon Tillman and the Keyser City Council in reference to the status of council member William Zacot.

Zacot, who was elected to the council in 2018, entered a no contest plea to felony embezzlement from the Keyser Youth Baseball League on Jan. 27 and was sentenced in July to seven years probation.

He has continued to remain on the council, and serves as the parks and recreation commissioner.

Pancake confirmed to the News Tribune Wednesday that he had asked the letter be read during a public meeting and entered into the council meetings.

Although he had the letter in hand during the Aug. 26 regular council meeting, however, Tillman did not read it to the crowd.

“I’ll read it at the next meeting,” he said.

It is now on the agenda for Thursday’s special work session.

Saying the letter was “written directly to the mayor and council,” Pancake declined to disclose its contents, other than to say he wrote it to “clarify some issues.”