Mark Hazelwood no longer president at Pilot

Mark Hazelwood is no longer the president at Pilot Flying J. Pilot's attorney said Hazelwood's exit is not connected to the federal investigation into a rebate scheme at Pilot.

(WBIR) Mark Hazelwood is no longer the president at Pilot Flying J.

A source confirmed the news with WBIR 10News on Monday afternoon, and Pilot's attorney confirmed his exit as well.

Interactive: Pilot Flying J timeline

Hazelwood's exit comes a little more than one year after the FBI and IRS raided the Pilot Flying J Headquarters in Knoxville over a rebate scheme.

Nashville attorney Aubrey Harwell, who represents the Knoxville-based nationwide truck stop firm, spoke with WKYC and said Hazelwood's exit is not connected to a federal investigation.

Harwell wouldn't go into further details about Hazelwood's exit because of "company policy," but did say ,"It would be very inappropriate and would be wildly speculative to infer or conclude anything at all from his departure."

The Tennessean reports sources connected to Pilot also confirm that Scott Wombold, who was vice president of national accounts, is no longer with the company.

After the April 2013 raid, affidavits with transcripts of conversations secretly recorded by the FBI indicated that top executives, including Hazelwood, were aware of the scheme.

Read more about the ongoing investigation here

So far, 10 former Pilot employees have plead guilty in connection with the rebate scheme.

Throughout the investigation, CEO Jimmy Haslam has denied any knowledge of the scheme which cheated companies out of millions of dollars.

(Mobile users - Use this URL to reach the Pilot Flying J interactive timeline: http://www.wbir.com/story/news/local/pilot-flying-j/2014/04/14/pilot-flying-j-timeline/5984913/ )


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