U.S. District Judge James M. Moody approved a $84.9 million settlement in the Pilot Flying J fuel rebate scandal in a Little Rock, Arkansas courtroom Monday.
KNOXVILLE - Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam has reached out to his 30,000 employees, urging them to "believe and trust" that the Knoxville-based company has done no wrong amid an ongoing federal investigation.
Federal agents from the FBI and Internal Revenue Service raided the corporate campus on Lonas Road Monday afternoon but have yet to release any details surrounding the probe.
Haslam said Pilot is in the midst of conducting its own internal investigation into the matter.
Letter to Headquarter's Team Members:
First, let me apologize to you for the unexpected disruption of our workplace Monday. Please be assured that you will be compensated for the full day.
You know by now that our company is the subject of a federal investigation. We are cooperating appropriately with any and all external investigations and conducting our own.
We believe and trust there has been no wrongdoing. We will keep you informed, and I encourage you to rely on that information rather than random news reports and gossip that is surely to follow.
Our most important response now is to stay focused on our job supporting our 650 travel centers. I appreciate every one of you for your hard work, your professionalism and for being part of the Pilot/Flying J family.
Letter to Field Team Members:
You may know by now that our company is the subject of a federal investigation.
We are cooperating fully with any and all external investigations and conducting our own. We believe and trust there has been no wrongdoing.
In the meantime, as always, the customer comes first. You are our front line, and it is important that you continue business as usual stay focused and do your job.
We will keep you informed. I would encourage you to rely on that information rather than random news reports and gossip that is surely to follow.
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