- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The government says Williamson Mayor Darrin McCormick has been charged with lying to a federal agent.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced the charge Tuesday hours after McCormick announced plans to resign by month’s end.

According to the charge filed in U.S. District Court in Charleston, McCormick made a false state relating to suspicious banking activity in Mingo County.

Media reports say the charges entail statements McCormick made to a federal agent during an investigation into an alleged workers’ compensation scheme.


McCormick is the former manager of the Williamson branch of the Bank of Mingo. The bank has been under federal scrutiny for an alleged multimillion-dollar scheme aimed at lowering workers’ compensation insurance premiums for coal-mining contract firms.

The charge is contained in a so-called information, which signals a defendant’s cooperation.