Another company has filed suit against Pilot Flying J in connection with the company's rebate fraud scheme.
The company, Eagle Motor Freight Incorporated, is based out of Montgomery, Alabama. The suit accuses Pilot, the Haslam family, and members of the Pilot sales staff of defrauding the company of money it was supposed to receive through rebates it earned by using Pilot Flying J travel plazas to fill its trucks. The suit also alleges the Haslams gave the sales team its blessing to execute the fraud against companies.
Two sales team members, Arnold Ralenkotter and Ashley Judd, have already admitted to defrauding Pilot customers and outlined how they covered their tracks. The two took plea deals in cooperation with the federal investigation.
Judd could face up to five years in prison, and Ralenkotter could face up to 20 years.
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June 3 -- Former Morehouse trucker sues Pilot Flying J
May 31 -- Ohio firm files suit charging fraud by Pilot Flying J
May 29 -- Pilot sales execs plead guilty in 'indefensible' fraud case
May 24 -- Mississippi company files class action lawsuit
April 29 -- Judge denies motion to keep Pilot Flying J from contacting customers
April 27 -- Omaha truck line discusses alleged Pilot rebate ripoff in-depth
April 26 -- More lawsuits filed against Pilot Flying J
April 22 -- Pilot Flying J puts managers on leave, takes steps to repair relationships
April 21 -- GA trucking company files lawsuit against Pilot Flying J
April 19 -- Search warrants: Haslam knew about scheme to defraud customers
April 19 -- Haslam: Not stepping down because 'I haven't done anything wrong'
April 18 -- Affidavit for search warrant (pdf-- 120 pages)
April 17 -- Pilot Flying J releases more details about what's inside the warrants
April 16 -- Jimmy Haslam addresses Pilot Flying J investigation
April 16 -- FBI, IRS still mum on Pilot Flying J raid