published Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Feds: Four separate search warrants served on Pilot Flying J

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    Saul Young/News Sentinel Law enforcement officers and FBI agents stand at the Pilot Flying J headquarters on Lonas Road during a raid Monday.
    Photo by The Knoxville News Sentinel /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

KNOXVILLE — Federal prosecutors gave a few new details today on this week’s search of Pilot Flying J headquarters but still won’t say what the investigation’s about or where it’s headed.

Agents of the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service raided the company’s headquarters Monday on Lonas Drive. Authorities haven’t said what the agents seized, although a Pilot employee present during the raid said agents concentrated on documents and electronic files.

U.S. Attorney Bill Killian said today agents served a total of four separate search warrants, one for each of Pilot’s buildings. Agents served the first three warrants Monday afternoon — two at the main Pilot campus and a third at the company’s data center on Weisgarber Road — and served a fourth warrant Monday night at another building on the campus that Pilot shares with an accounting firm.


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