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.