published Friday, July 12th, 2013

Report: Federal grand jury investigating Pilot

Pilot Flying J's corporate offices are pictured in this file photo.
Pilot Flying J's corporate offices are pictured in this file photo.
Photo by The Knoxville News Sentinel /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

A federal grand jury is now investigating allegations of fuel-rebate fraud involving Pilot Flying J Travel Centers, according to a published report.

Ron Regan of E.W. Scripps Co. television station WEWS NewsChannel5 in Cleveland, Ohio, reported Friday that the grand jury has been hearing testimony from witnesses connected to the alleged fraud that first surfaced publicly following the April 15 raid at Pilot’s Knoxville headquarters.

Five former Pilot Flying J employees have already pleaded guilty in the case, including salesman Jay Stinnett, who told federal investigators that “members of Pilot senior management were aware of the rebate reduction scheme,” according to court documents.


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