Deliberations Underway in Pilot Flying J Trial

A decision in the trial of several former Pilot Flying J executives is now in the hands of the jury, Knoxnews reports. Former company President Mark Hazelwood, former vice president Scott Wombold and former account representatives Heather Jones and Karen Mann are charged with conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud in a five-year plot to scam smaller trucking companies. The defense made its final argument, claiming that prosecutors were trying to turn a civil issue into a more serious criminal issue, while prosecutors argued that the actions made by the defendants in their scheme were not merely “sharp business practices” or civil fraud.
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