FBI Releases Details on Pilot Raid

Three days after federal agents raided the Knoxville headquarters of Pilot Flying J, the government released documents alleging that the company preyed on trucking customers that bought diesel fuel from it, withholding millions of dollars in rebates. Based on unnamed informants, the FBI said there is probable cause to believe Pilot employees conspired and schemed to engage in rebate fraud for years, targeting customers who were deemed too unsophisticated to notice their discount was being changed. One confidential source also alleged that the fraud occurred with the knowledge of Pilot CEO Jimmy Haslam and president Mark Hazelwood, Knoxnews reports. Company leadership continues to deny any wrongdoing.