Bass, Berry & Sims obtained a jury trial victory on six of seven counts for the former vice president of Pilot Flying J who, along with three others, was accused of seeking to defraud customers.
The jury’s verdict acquitted our client of participating in a conspiracy to defraud customers of Pilot Flying J and of making material false statements to government agents. The defense team is exploring appellate options on the single wire fraud count in which he was convicted.
Pilot Flying J, Inc. owns and manages convenient stores. The Company offers filling stations, parking, car washes, payphones, automated teller machines, showers, game rooms, and public laundry services.
The case is United States v. Mark Hazelwood, et al.
Bass, Berry & Sims advised Scott Wombold with a team including John E. Kelly, Eli J. Richardson (Picture), Annie T. Christoff, Robert K. Platt, Danielle Dudding Irvine, Michael P. Kapellas, Christopher J. Climo, Jonathan E. Nelson, Abby Yi and Lindsey Brown Fetzer
Involved fees earner: John Kelly – Bass Berry & Sims; Eli Richardson – Bass Berry & Sims; Robert Platt – Bass Berry & Sims; Abby Yi – Bass Berry & Sims; Lindsey Brown Fetzer – Bass Berry & Sims; Annie Christoff – Bass Berry & Sims; Danielle Dudding Irvine – Bass Berry & Sims; Michael Kapellas – Bass Berry & Sims; Christopher Climo – Bass Berry & Sims; Jonathan Nelson – Bass Berry & Sims;
Law Firms: Bass Berry & Sims;
Clients: Scott Wombold;