Morning Headlines: Former Flying J Execs Convicted of Fraud; Dayton to Open Funk Museum

Convicted of Fraud

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, Feb. 16

Three former Pilot Flying J executives charged in billing fraud scheme;     LyondelBasell Industries inks deal to acquire Fairlawn polymer company;     Two accused of using stolen prescription pads to get drugs;
Research firm to study high-tech transit link between Cleveland and Chicago;     ACLU sues to block Down syndrome abortion ban;     Former Cleveland councilman is the subject of a voter fraud investigation;
PharmaCann back in the running for marijuana growing license;

Cleveland and Canton's joint bid for the NFL draft makes the list of finalists: Perry Nuclear plant supporters to hold weekend rally;     U.S. Senate hopeful Gibbons earns endorsement of Sen. Rand Paul;
Settlement reached after deadly Ohio State Fair accident;     Dayton's funk museum to host grand opening;     Three former Pilot Flying J executives charged in billing fraud scheme

A jury has convicted three former top officials of Jimmy Haslam’s Pilot Flying J truck stop company of fraud and other charges. They were involved in a billing scheme that cheated small trucking companies of diesel fuel discounts. Convicted were former President Mark Hazelwood, Vice President Scott Wombold and former account representative Heather Jones. The executives were found guilty of fraud and conspiracy charges. The company itself entered into a Criminal Enforcement Agreement in 2014 and agreed to pay $56 million in restitution and another $92 million penalty. No charges were filed against Haslam, the owner of the Cleveland Browns.


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on 17 February 2018