Former Williamson Mayor Charged with Making False Federal Statement

Updated 6 years ago From a Release by U.S. Attorney's Office for Southern District of WV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin charged Darrin McCormick, 50, of Williamson, West Virginia, with making a materially false statement in a federal matter. According to the charge, filed in United States District Court in Charleston, McCormick’s false statement pertains to suspicious banking activity by Aracoma Contracting, LLC, which held an account at the Bank of Mingo, located in Mingo County, West Virginia. The charge explains that McCormick’s false statement concerned a matter within the jurisdiction of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The charging document, referred to as an “information,” is attached.

“Federal investigations are serious matters,” said U.S. Attorney Goodwin, “and providing false information to federal investigators is a serious crime. When people try to lead investigators astray with false statements, justice suffers, and that hurts all of us.”

Today’s charge stems from an investigation being conducted by the FBI and IRS Criminal Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Thomas Ryan is handling the prosecution.

NOTE: An information is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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