According to The Tennessean, the Pilot Flying J executive who pleaded guilty to his role in the rebate scheme fraud testified that high-ranking, senior management officials at the company were aware of the scheme.
The Tennessean states that Pilot Flying J executive Jay Stinnett has been cooperating with the federal investigation into Pilot Fling J. In fact, Stinnett began working with investigators the same day federal agents raided the company’s Knoxville headquarters.
In 2008, Stinnett began working for Pilot Flying J and in 2011, Stinnett began a newly created position as a senior sales director. According to the plea documents, Stinnett worked directly with senior officials who were aware of the scheme.
On April 15, 2013, Stinnett admitted to knowing that he was being dishonest with trucking companies and knowingly reducing the companies rebate checks.
Stinnett pleaded guilty on Monday to his role in the scheme. He faces up to 20 year in prison and a up to a $150,000 fine, plus restitution.
As part of his plea bargain, Stinnett has agreed to “cooperate with federal investigators and testify at any court proceeding and turn over any documents or evidence that could be used in the case,” The Tennessean reported.