First of all, a Pilot Flying J employee tells investigators that CEO Jimmy Haslam knew about rebate fraud at the truck stop chain his family owns.
A recently unsealed FBI affidavit alleges that members of the company’s sales force preyed on smaller trucking companies by reducing the amount of rebates they were owed for buying certain amounts of fuel.
That affidavit was filed to secure the search warrants used in Monday’s raid on the Pilot Flying J headquarters.
One employee reportedly told investigators that the rebate scheme was discussed during sales meetings attended by Haslam and Pilot President Mark Hazelwood.
Haslam denied any wrongdoing in a news conference earlier this week.