Feds Drop Pilot Flying J Fraud Case After 6th Circ. Defeat

By Jack Queen (July 27, 2021, 8:43 PM EDT) -- Tennessee federal prosecutors on Tuesday moved to toss their long-running fraud case against former high-ranking employees of truck stop operator Pilot Flying J, citing a recent appellate loss and concerns over the reliability of government cooperators.

Prosecutors asked the court to permanently dismiss all remaining counts against Pilot Flying J's ex-president, Mark Hazelwood, and former sales division employees Scott "Scooter" Wombold and Heather Jones, who were among more than a dozen people charged in the past decade over an alleged scheme to cheat customers out of agreed-upon discounts on diesel trucking fuel. The government's motion remains pending.

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