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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 31, 2018
A judge has ruled that convicted Pilot Flying J executive Mark Hazelwood cannot fire his lawyer yet, Knoxnews reports. Hazelwood blamed his legal representation for his conviction and requested to replace his lawyer. U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Guyton pointed out federal rules set a strict procedure for changing attorneys. He also noted that a delay of Hazelwood’s sentencing hearing would push back the hearings of his 19 former subordinates, and therefore would not be an option.