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    When this story first broke awhile back I was furious,they charge exorbitant prices for cheap swill and shiny bobbles to a captive consumer but then have the nerve to swindle the Truckers they profess to love,so my disgusted feet no longer walk through their doors unless absolutely necessary.

    TheTrucker.com - America's Trucking Newspaper

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pilot Flying J has struck a deal with federal investigators that will allow the mammoth truck stop chain to avoid prosecution over its rebate scam if it continues to cooperate with the ongoing investigation of its employees and pays a fine.
    Pilot Flying J, which is owned by the Haslam family, including Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, will have to pay a penalty of $92 million.

    In November, a federal judge in Arkansas approved a settlement that pays $84.9 million to 5,500 trucking companies that were cheated out of promised rebates by Pilot Flying J.

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    If you owned a small truck stop and did what the Pilot did you would find yourself locked up.. They have money and political clout.. Pay the big fines and move on..

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    If you owned a small truck stop and did what the Pilot did you would find yourself locked up.. They have money and political clout.. Pay the big fines and move on..
    Those big fines must only be pocket change to them.
    Plus it allowed the Haslem brothers avoid prosecution.
    It must be nice to be rich, connected, republican and crooked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    It must be nice to be rich, connected, republican and crooked.
    That's how I am coming back in my next lifetime..
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    That's how I am coming back in my next lifetime..
    My conscience wouldn't let me do that.

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    My conscience wouldn't let me do that.
    But if you came back as that you wouldn't have a conscience..
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    But if you came back as that you wouldn't have a conscience..
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    But if you came back as that you wouldn't have a conscience..
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    I want to come back as a weather man.

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    More news on the fraud ( alleged ) in the fuel scam at the Pilot Flying J truck stops and the owners who didn't know what was happening ...

    After a 2013 FBI raid on the truck-stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Pilot Flying J moved quickly to settle fraud claims. But a handful of companies that refused to settle say they have uncovered a deception that other firms overlooked.
    In documents filed Monday, the firms say they believed Pilot's "cost-plus" offers were based on Pilot's actual fuel costs. In reality, they were based on an industry average plus various fees and taxes.

    "Pilot, as the largest retail supplier of diesel fuel, does not pay an average price," the lawsuit claims.
    Since the raid, 10 former Pilot employees have pleaded guilty to fraud. CEO Jimmy Haslam has not been charged and has said he was unaware of the scheme. Gov. Bill Haslam has said he is not involved in Pilot's day-to-day operations.

    Last July, Pilot agreed to pay a $92 million penalty, and federal attorneys agreed not prosecute the company. Pilot had $31.4 billion in revenue last year.
    A $92 million dollar penalty ? Staggering to say the least.
    Yet the owners are unaware of the daily operations ?
    And of course the Governor ( owners brother and investor ) doesn't know a thing either.
    Sure.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/custom...131948902.html

 

 
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