Multiple news sources have confirmed that former Pilot Flying J president, Mark Hazelwood, has left the company.
According to the Metro Pulse, on Monday, Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam sent an email to the company’s employees announcing Hazelwood’s departure from the company.
Pilot Flying J has not released a formal statement on Hazelwood’s departure and multiple sources state that Pilot Flying J officials have declined to comment on whether or not Hazelwood left on his on will or if he was terminated, however, WKYC reports that the news station spoke with Nashville Attorney Aubrey Harwell who said Hazelwood’s exit is not connected to a federal investigation.
Hazelwood was named multiple times in the 120-page federal affidavit last April.
To date, ten former Pilot Flying J employees have pleaded guilty for their roles in the scheme, and the 30 carriers and individuals have filed suit against the company.
In November, Pilot Flying J agreed to pay $85 million to 5,500 carriers that were shorted rebate money.
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