Pilot Flying J Hires Weingarten, Martin for Internal Probe

Pilot J has hired former top U.S. Justice Department official Reid Weingarten and newly appointed University of Memphis interim president Brad Martin to oversee an internal investigation into allegations of fraudulent business practices. The company announced Weingarten will “lead, oversee and validate an internal investigation of recent federal allegations that Pilot Flying J underpaid rebates on diesel fuel purchases.” Martin will head a special committee of Pilot’s board to work with Weingarten and eventually receive his report, the Tennessean reports. The Memphis Daily News notes that Martin hired Gov. Bill Haslam as an executive at Saks Inc. while Haslam was president of Pilot in 1999.