Appeals Court Delays Pilot Flying J Executive’s Prison Sentence - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 2, 2019

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals says former Pilot Flying J Vice President Scott “Scooter” Wombold doesn’t have to go to prison just yet, due to Senior U.S. District Judge Curtis L. Collier Jr.'s decision during Wombold's trial to allow jurors to hear secret recordings of former company president Mark Hazelwood's drunken, racist rants during a corporate meeting. Knoxnews reports that this is the second such decision made by the 6th Circuit, as it also delayed Hazelwood's trip to prison back in November. Wombold claims the jury was unfairly prejudiced against him due to the recordings.