Mark Hazelwood's appeal hearing is delayed to October 14th
Mark Hazelwood (above)
Mark Hazelwood was former President of Flying Pilot J.
He was right-hand man to owner, Jimmy Haslam.
Haslam owns the Cleveland Browns, a professional football team.
The soonest an appeal hearing can be scheduled is Oct. 14th.
It could be delayed even longer.
Hazelwood was sentenced to 12 and a half years in jail for stealing $10,405,836 from Pilot’s customers.
Hazelwood is under home custody.
The Judge called him a “flight risk”.
Hazelwood had to sell his plane and boat as part of his sentence.
The court said Mark had a net worth of $40 million.
To check whether the court has changed the hearing date, call Robin L. Johnson, Case Manager, at the Sixth District Federal Court.
Her direct dial phone number is 513-564-7039.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons’ inmate locator (above)
Once Hazelwood’s appeal is over, prosecutors anticipate charging 25 more persons in the Pilot J criminal conspiracy.
The indictments were sealed in August.
According to a court supervised report written by Kraft CPAs, 42 staffers and key executives of Pilot Flying J's Sales Division were involved in stealing $134 million from Pilot's customers over an eight-year period.
Jimmy Haslam’s attorneys anticipate that their client will be charged.
Jimmy Haslam (left), and Mark Hazelwood (right). Trace Adkins (middle) is a former spokesman. Adkins had nothing to do with Pilot’s rebate scam.
Updated Sept. 20th
Updated Oct. 8th
Hazelwood’s appeal hearing has yet to be scheduled.
The earliest it can be scheduled is Nov.