Racketeering Charges Not Likely in Pilot Case

Lawyers both inside and outside the Pilot Flying J fuel rebate criminal probe say that although there will be some charges, racketeering charges are not likely to be brought against upper-echelon employees, Knoxnews reports. Attorneys agree that federal authorities are not likely to pursue a criminal RICO prosecution, which gives the government tools to shut down a suspected racketeering firm long before any criminal prosecution is pursued. “RICO is broadly written,” University of Tennessee law professor Dwight Aarons said.