Mark Hazelwood avoids his first day of jail until Jan. 10th and remains "a flight risk"
Instead of reporting to prison today, Mark Hazelwood’s home confinement was extended to Jan. 10th by the Court of Appeals Sixth District in Cincinnati.
He is former President of Pilot Flying J.
Hazelwood gets to stay in home custody through Christmas rather than starting his first day of a 12 and a half year prison sentence.
He was found guilty of stealing $10,405,836 from Pilot’s customers through a conspiracy with other former employees.
Pending appeal, Hazelwood was denied release from custody. He remains “a flight risk” to avoid prison by leaving the country, according to Federal Trial Judge, Curtis L. Collier.
“Relaxing the current conditions of release would . . . not be in the interest of justice”, said Collier.
Furthermore, the judge said the public needs to be protected from Hazelwood.
He poses “a risk” of committing “further white collar crimes”, said the Judge.