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Pilot Flying J hires prominent attorney to oversee internal investigation

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Attorney Reid Weingarten speaking to reporters in February. He was named as special counsel for Pilot Flying J's internal investigation. Attorney Reid Weingarten speaking to reporters in February. He was named as special counsel for Pilot Flying J's internal investigation.

KNOXVILLE, TN (WBIR) -- A nationally known attorney will lead Pilot Flying J's own internal investigation into an alleged scheme that federal investigators say cheated customers.

In a press release, the board of directors  announced the appointment of Reid Weingarten to serve as a "special independent counsel."  He will "lead, oversee, and validate" the company's own efforts to determine if Pilot Flying J sales managers underpaid rebates on diesel fuel purchases owed to some of its trucking company customers.

Weingarten was listed earlier this year by the National Law Journal as one of the nation's 100 most influential lawyers.  He works for Steptoe & Johnson LLP in New York and Washington.  According to his biography, Weingarten has represented individuals and corporations in some of the most high-profile cases in the country.

Prior to joining Steptoe & Johnson LLP, he served as a trial attorney for the Public Integrity Section of the US Department of Justice and as a deputy district attorney for Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

Read more at WBIR's website.

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