Mark Hazelwood's jail sentence begins Nov. 26th, was former President of Pilot Flying J
Mark Hazelwood (above left)
Mark Hazelwood will begin serving twelve and a half years in a federal prison on Nov. 26th.
His request to be imprisoned at the Montgomery Air Force Base in Alabama was approved by the court and is linked here:
In an attempt to extend his jail date to Jan. 7th, Hazelwood paid his $750,000 fine.
Judge Curtis Collier denied Hazelwood’s motion to extend his freedom a week after Christmas. The Judge said the payment “had a negligible impact on Defendant’s net worth.”
Hazelwood’s court action is linked here:
Hazelwood was found guilty of stealing $10,405,836 from customers of Pilot Flying J.
Updated Nov. 26th
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.
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.
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