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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 29, 2018
Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood is pointing the finger at his lawyer for his conviction on federal conspiracy charges, Knoxnews reports. Hazelwood was convicted in February for conspiring with his subordinates to rip off smaller trucking firms, and pushing to expand the fraud. Texas attorney Rusty Hardin, who is well known for celebrity clients, represented him. Now Hazelwood wants to fire Hardin and replace him with multiple lawyers from the New York firm Walden, Macht & Haran, as well as Georgetown Law professor Shon Hopwood, a convicted bank robber who acted as a “jailhouse lawyer” and later earned a law degree.