Federal prosecutors filed a motion Tuesday to dismiss all charges against ex-Pilot Company President Mark Hazelwood and two of his staffers.

Acting U.S. Attorney Trey Hamilton filed a motion in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee to dismiss the charges against Hazelwood, along with two former sales team executives, Scott “Scooter” Wombold and Heather Jones.

Hazelwood was the highest-level executive of Pilot, the nation’s largest fuel retailer headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, to be indicted in a five-year rebate scam, known as “jacking the discount,” that targeted trucking customers it considered “too unsophisticated to catch on.” 

This latest move comes just nine months after a split three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit overturned Hazelwood’s conviction, along with those of Wombold and Jones, in October. The federal appellate court ruled that a lower court…

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