Former Pilot Flying J staffer implicates ex-president Mark Hazelwood in fraud scheme

Former Pilot Flying J staffer implicates ex-president Mark Hazelwood in fraud scheme

November 22nd, 2017 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in National Tennessee

FILE - In a Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 file photo, former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood, left, leaves federal court after being arraigned, in Knoxville, Tenn. Four former executives, including former Pilot Flying J President Hazelwood, and ex-vice president Scott Wombold, go on trial in Chattanooga on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (Michael Patrick /Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

Photo by The Associated Press /Times Free Press.

After hours of cross-examination in the ongoing Pilot Flying J fraud trial Tuesday, Holly S. Radford refused to budge on two assertions — that what was going on within a sales division of the truck stop giant was wrong, and that former President Mark Hazelwood knew about it.

"Everyone knew about it," Radford, a former regional account representative with Pilot Flying J, testified Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Chattanooga. "It was known, and it was generally accepted ... I always knew it was wrong. If you blatantly put in a different discount to deceive them, I believe that's wrong."

"Did you think Mark Hazelwood knew what was going on?" asked attorney Rusty Hardin, who represents Hazelwood.

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