A year ago this week, federal agents from the FBI and the IRS raided the Knoxville headquarters of the nation’s largest truck stop chain. It soon became known that Pilot Flying J was being investigated for a long-running rebate fraud scheme that may have cheated many of the company’s commercial clients out of millions of dollars.
To date, ten Pilot employees have pleaded guilty in connection with the rebate fraud, and the company is still working to burnish its public image. And the federal investigation continues.
On April 16, Knoxville News Sentinel business reporter Josh Flory spoke with WUOT All Things Considered host Brandon Hollingsworth about the current status of the probe and civil suits that have been filed.