Four more ex-Pilot Flying J execs plead guilty to diesel fraud

Four more ex-Pilot Flying J execs plead guilty to diesel fraud

September 22nd, 2017 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in Breaking News

Pilot Flying J headquarters

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

CHATTANOOGA — To John "Stick" Freeman, the promises to customers just made for one more game.

"We're playin' (expletive) poker with funny money, and it's liar's poker," he told Pilot Flying J's senior sales staff at one point. "Sell it to 'em the way they wanna buy. And then understand that the (expletive)'s got the ability to know what the hell you're doing to 'em. .. (Expletive) 'em early and (expletive) 'em often."

He lost the game. Freeman, Pilot's former vice president of sales, and three more former Pilot employees pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges of mail fraud and wire fraud for bilking trucking customers across the country out of millions of dollars in promised diesel rebates.

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