Mark Hazelwood wants new trial, fires attorney Rusty Hardin for being "ineffective"
Mark Hazelwood has asked for a new trial. He is facing 20 years in prison for fraud and witness tampering. Sentencing is Aug. 22nd at 2 p.m.
Hazelwood was former President of Flying Pilot J. He was Jimmy Haslam's right-hand man. Haslam remains Pilot's CEO and owns the Cleveland Browns.
Hazelwood blamed his conviction on his attorney, the judge, and prosecutors.
Hazelwood fired his attorney, Rusty Hardin, for being "ineffective". They are pictured above. Hazelwood is on the left. Hardin's tie is orange.
Hazelwood's request for a new trial was made Monday. What he thinks of Hardin is linked here:
Hazelwood's appeal attorneys are based in New York City.