Alabama judge denies motion to reconsider Jimmy Haslam’s deposition

Wright Transportation filing lawsuit against Pilot Flying J in fuel rebate scandal case.

Jimmy Haslam- Courtesy of WATE

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam will testify in a civil lawsuit.

An Alabama issued an order forcing Haslam to give a deposition on April 15. Haslam’s attorney filed a motion for the judge to reconsider the motion, but Friday a judge denied the request.

Wright Transportation, based in Mobile, Alabama, claims it was cheated out of discounts on large fuel purchases. Other lawsuits have been settled and Pilot Flying J has paid those penalties to the federal government.

Court documents say Haslam is expected to testify on May 11. Several former employees including former president Mark Hazelwood were charged with fraud and witness tampering in early February. According to the indictment, the charges are related to a multi-million dollar scheme where the employees tricked trucking companies into thinking they were getting fuel rebates. The indictment claims the employees were really raking in the extra commission.

More coverage: Pilot Flying J Investigation

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