Pilot Flying J
Business, Fuel, TCA

Former Pilot Flying J President’s Pay Doubled to $26.9 Million During Fraud Scheme, Records Show

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Federal prosecutors have long insisted the goal of a fraud scheme at Pilot Flying J was to boost the truck stop giant’s profit and market share, and this week they served up numbers to try to prove it.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
January 12, 2018
Business, Fuel, TCA

Defense Goes on Offense Against Key Witness in Pilot Flying J Fraud Trial

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - If Pilot Flying J’s top leaders knew its sales executives were cheating customers, why all the code talk, an attorney for the truck stop giant’s former president asked Dec. 6.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
December 7, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Fraud Scheme Fueled by Fight for Gallons, Former Pilot Flying J Executives Testify

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Of the $92 million Pilot Flying J’s board of directors has admitted its employees defrauded trucking companies, as little as 20% went directly into the pockets of those confessed conspirators, testimony has shown.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
December 4, 2017
Business, TCA

‘The Professional Driver is the Lifeblood of Pilot Flying J,’ Ex-President Says in Video

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — While his salesmen were ripping off trucking companies, former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood took to a stage playing the role of “Mark the driver,” testimony showed.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
December 1, 2017
Business, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Defense to Key Witness in Pilot Flying J Fraud Trial: Isn’t Cheating ‘Dumb’ Business Move?

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — In a bid to discredit a key government witness in the ongoing Pilot Flying J fraud trial, a defense attorney on Nov. 30 offered up a question about any scheme to defraud customers.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
December 1, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Former Pilot Flying J Exec Called Jimmy Haslam After Feds Came to Home

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Former Pilot Flying J sales executive Brian Mosher told jurors Nov. 28 that federal agents and a prosecutor showed up on his doorstep on Tax Day 2013 and asked him to make a phone call to the chief executive officer of his company.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 28, 2017
Business, TCA

Former Pilot Flying J Trainee Told to 'Get Your Mind Comfortable' With Fraud

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Jason Holland was new to the art of defrauding trucking companies when he attended a training session on it inside the Knoxville headquarters of the nation’s largest diesel fuel retailer, and he was uneasy, recordings showed.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 28, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Former Pilot Flying J Sales Executive: ‘I Cheated Customers and I Did It Well’

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Brian Mosher considered himself a master at the game of defrauding trucking company customers, and he told jurors Nov. 27 he presented details of it to his bosses, including former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood and current CEO Jimmy Haslam.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 28, 2017
Business

Former Pilot Flying J Staffer Implicates Ex-President Mark Hazelwood in Fraud Scheme

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — After hours of cross-examination in the ongoing Pilot Flying J fraud trial Tuesday, Holly S. Radford refused to budge on two assertions – that what was going on within a sales division of the truck stop giant was wrong, and that former President Mark Hazelwood knew about it.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 22, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Former Pilot Flying J Staffer Who Struck Plea Deal Resists Labeling Deceit, Fraud a Crime

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - This young mother felt queasy about lying to trucking companies and ripping them off, but she testified on Nov. 20 that she still struggles with labeling it a crime.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 21, 2017

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