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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
Business, TCA

Former Pilot Flying J Executive Ruled Out Defrauding U.S. Postal Service

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The former Pilot Flying J executive who spent three days as a government witness hoping to garner a drop in the prison term he faces was once too afraid of jail to fleece the government, secret recordings showed.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 20, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Tape of Subordinate Accusing Haslam, Hazelwood Played in Pilot Flying J Trial

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Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam not only knew one of his vice presidents was ripping off truckers but “loved it,” jurors heard a subordinate claim Nov. 14 in a secret recording.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 15, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Frosty Jurors, Chilly Boss Among Five Things Heard, Seen in Pilot Flying J Fraud Trial

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The temperature inside the Chattanooga, Tenn., federal courtroom Nov. 13 matched the temperature of the relationship between a Pilot Flying J executive on board with a fraud scheme and a salesman who wasn’t — frosty.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 14, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Defense Lawyer Uses Email to Point to Jimmy Haslam in Pilot Flying J Fraud Trial

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With the owner of a trucking company thumbing his nose at anything Pilot Flying J offered to garner his loyalty, Arnie Ralenkotter went straight to the top of the truck stop giant, emails showed.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 14, 2017

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