Mark Hazelwood no longer president of Pilot Flying J

Mark Hazelwood no longer president of Pilot Flying J

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Pilot's Nashville-based attorney, Aubrey Harwell told 6 News Monday that Mark Hazelwood is no longer company president of Pilot Flying J, effective Sunday night.

Another source close to the situation said an internal memo went out to employees Monday afternoon about the change. Harwell said Pilot Flying J does not comment on personnel matters, as the company is privately held.

FBI and IRS investigators raided Pilot Flying J's West Knoxville headquarters on April 15, 2013 after tipsters claimed the company was not properly paying rebates owed to diesel fuel customers.

Affidavits claimed Hazelwood, CEO Jimmy Haslam, and other top Pilot sales officials were aware of what's happening.

The case led to a number of lawsuits and several guilty pleas.

In November, a federal judge in Arkansas approved a class action settlement between Pilot Flying J and roughly 6,000 trucking companies. Under the deal, customers will get back all of the money they are owed plus six percent interest.

The reason for Hazelwood's departure is not being disclosed by Pilot at this time.
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