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Status of Pilot Flying J probe ‘unchanged' say Feds

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Pilot Flying J corporate headquarters in Knoxville. Photo by Michael Patrick/News Sentinel Pilot Flying J corporate headquarters in Knoxville. Photo by Michael Patrick/News Sentinel
KNOXVILLE (News Sentinel) - Nearly two years after a high-profile raid of Pilot Flying J headquarters, federal authorities conceded this week that an end of a probe into alleged diesel fuel rebate fraud is not yet in sight.

“The status of this matter remains unchanged,” federal prosecutors David Lewen and Trey Hamilton wrote in a report to U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar.

In a joint motion filed Tuesday in each of the 10 cases in which former Pilot Flying J employees have pleaded guilty to various roles in a scheme to siphon off fuel rebates promised to trucking companies, the prosecutors asked Thapar to set a June 24 deadline for another status update.

“Due to this status report, neither party is requesting the court to schedule a sentencing date in (these cases) at this time,” the motion stated.

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