- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Former Williamson Mayor Darrin McCormick has been sentenced to three years of probation and fined $5,000 after pleading guilty to lying to federal authorities.

The U.S. attorney’s office announced McCormick’s sentencing on Thursday. McCormick had previously pleaded guilty in federal court in Charleston.

McCormick was charged in April with lying to the FBI and the IRS about suspicious banking activity by Aracoma Contracting LLC. McCormick formerly managed the Bank of Mingo’s Williamson branch.

Aracoma pleaded guilty last November to conspiracy to structure currency transactions. Prosecutors say the company structured cash withdrawals to avoid federal reporting requirements.

Prosecutors say Aracoma used the cash to meet payroll, avoid paying employment taxes and bribe a former workers’ compensation auditor.

Aracoma was ordered to pay more than $4 million in restitution.

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