Pilot Exec Admits Fraud; 2 Others Offer Guilty Pleas

A former top sales executive with Pilot Flying J confessed Monday to defrauding more than 50 trucking firms out of more than $7 million in promised diesel fuel rebates, Knox News reports. Brian Mosher, the company’s former director of sales for national accounts, struck a deal with federal prosecutors to plead guilty to a maximum total loss of $20 million and maximum victim count of 250 firms -- the highest losses in any plea agreement in the ongoing probe. He faces five to 10 years in prison. Two other Pilot staffers, a regional sales manager based in Dallas and a sales representative in Knoxville, also pleaded guilty Monday in the rebate scheme. They join seven other employees who have confessed guilt in the case.