Pilot Flying J Chief Executive Officer Jimmy Haslam not only knew one of his vice presidents was ripping off truckers but "loved it," jurors heard a subordinate claim Tuesday in a secret recording.
"He knew — absolutely," former Pilot Flying J vice president of sales John "Stick" Freeman said of Haslam in a recording played for jurors in U.S. District Court in Chattanooga on Tuesday.
Haslam has denied any knowledge of the fraud scheme and is not charged. After the day's testimony, the company reissued a statement saying: "As we have said from the outset, Jimmy Haslam was not aware of any wrongdoing."
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