Haslam's former right-hand man at Pilot Flying J, Hazelwood, found guilty on four counts
Mark Hazelwood, former President of Pilot Flying J, was found guilty today of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. He is pictured above.
Hazelwood also was found guilty of witness tampering and one count of fraud. He was acquitted on one count of fraud.
Hazelwood is facing up to 20 years in prison, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Their press release issued today is linked here:
Hazelwood was Jimmy Haslam's former right-hand man at Pilot. Haslam, pictured above, remains subject to prosecution and was never granted immunity.
Hazelwood is under house arrest until he is sentenced on June 27th. Prosecutors told Judge Curtis Collier that they believe Hazelwood to be a flight risk. Prosecutors wanted Hazelwood prisoned immediately.
Hazelwood owns a house in Italy, an airplane, three other houses, and was just paid $40 million in severance pay. Hazelwood was also paid $77 million over his last four years at Pilot.
With the trial over, Judge Curtis Collier has no reason to withhold the jury's transcript of Hazelwood's "vile and racist" comments. Judge Collier ruled that the transcript be kept from the public. It was withheld to avoid a mistrial.