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Pilot VP of sales fired 13 months after implication in fuel rebate scheme

Pilot Flying J's Vice President of Sales, John Freeman, has been fired by the truck stop chain and fuel provider, a source has confirmed with Overdrive. The departure comes in the wake of the alleged fraudulent rebate withholding scam that has rocked the company the last 14 months.

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Pilot Flying J president leaves the company

Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood is no longer with the company, a source close to the investigation has told Overdrive. Hazelwood is one of the company's executives named in a 120-page federal affidavit released last April that points to potential involvement in a fraudulent fuel rebate withholding scheme.

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Remaining lawsuits against Pilot Flying J consolidated, transferred to Kentucky

The seven outstanding lawsuits against Pilot Flying J in the wake of the company's alleged fuel rebate withholding scheme have been consolidated and transferred to a federal district court in Kentucky, according to court documents.

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Pilot asks court to consolidate fuel rebate lawsuits, hearing set for March 27

A judicial panel will hear argument Thursday, March 27, on a request by Pilot Flying J to consolidate seven of the remaining 17 lawsuits against the fuel provider and truck stop chain and transfer them to a federal court in East Tennessee.

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Three more Pilot employees enter guilty pleas for fraud, conspiracy in alleged rebate scheme

Three more Pilot Flying J employees have pleaded guilty to fraud or conspiracy charges surrounding accusations that the company systematically cheated trucking companies out of millions in owed fuel rebates over a seven-year period.

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Pilot says it’s paid 95% of 5,500 trucking companies in its $85M settlement

Pilot Flying J said this week that by Dec. 31, 2013, it had paid 95 percent of the companies it owed money to in its $85 million settlement with 5,500 trucking companies that an Arkansas court approved in November.

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Lawsuit against Pilot Flying J, alleged fuel rebate withholding dismissed

A federal court in Alabama has dismissed parts of a lawsuit against Pilot Flying J that allege the company engaged in racketeering and violated deceptive trade laws.

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Pilot, Western Express reach settlement in fuel rebate withholding suit

Pilot Flying J has reached a settlement with Western Express in a lawsuit in which the carrier said Pilot's alleged fuel rebate withholding scheme cost it $75 million in expenses and debt.

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Updated numbers in Pilot Flying J case: Truck stop chain to pay $85M in settlement

More recent court documents show Pilot Flying J will be paying $84.9 million in its settlement agreement, including $56.5 million for owed fuel rebates, nearly $10 million in interest and $14 million in attorney's fees incurred by class members.

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$72M Pilot settlement with 5,500 trucking companies made final in court

A judge has given final approval to Pilot Flying J's class-action settlement with trucking companies who sued the truck stop chain over alleged rebate withholding fraud. Pilot will be paying out about $72 million to roughly 5,500 class members.

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