Autopsy confirms former Arrow Trucking executive died of natural causes

By Clarissa Kell-Holland, Land Line staff writer | Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Nearly two months after he was found dead in his Houston home, autopsy results confirm that Joseph Mowry, 45, former secretary and general counsel for Tulsa-based Arrow Trucking, died of a heart attack.

The Harris County, TX, Institute of Forensic Sciences recently released the autopsy results, listing the manner of Mowry’s death as natural. The primary causes of death are listed as hypertensive and arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Mowry was found dead in his Houston home early Dec. 12, 2011.

On Dec. 29, 2011, the Transportation Alliance Bank, Inc. in Ogden, UT, agreed to dismiss without prejudice all claims it had against Mowry in the civil lawsuit that was filed against him and other former Arrow Trucking executives in January 2010. The TAB lawsuit states that in the months leading up to Arrow Trucking’s collapse, the executives allegedly engaged in an elaborate inflated invoicing scheme, which cost TAB more than $12.5 million.

On Dec. 28, 2011, U.S. District Court Judge Gregory K. Fizzell granted the order to dismiss with prejudice the case against former Arrow Trucking Director Carol Pielsticker Bump and Piel Corp. after a complete settlement was reached.

TAB was awarded a $500,000 judgment against former Arrow Trucking CEO James Douglas Pielsticker, who has until Dec. 31, 2018, to pay it back.

In January 2011, Jonathan Moore, former Arrow Trucking chief financial officer, agreed to pay a $500,000 judgment against him.

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