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Pilot Flying J denies claim of witness tampering

Matt Lakin, Knoxville News-Sentinel • Apr 25, 2013 at 7:37 AM

Hang up and pay up.

That’s the message a Georgia trucking company sent Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam on Wednesday when its lawyer accused Haslam of witness tampering and cheating customers for a second time as the fallout from a federal fuel-rebate fraud probe continues.

Pilot’s lawyer called the accusations “outrageous.”

Haslam said that this week he’s calling and meeting with trucking customers who might have been shorted on fuel rebates and discounts and repaying them what they’re owed. Mark Tate, the lawyer for Atlantic Coast Carriers of Hazlehurst, Ga., says that’s too little, too late.

Read more at the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

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