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Former Pilot Flying J employees to be sentenced in fraud scheme

The three men pleaded guilty to taking part in the scheme to defraud commercial customers.

A judge is set to sentence four more former Pilot Flying J employees for their part in a scheme to rip off some diesel fuel customers. 

In April 2013, federal agents raided Pilot's West Knoxville headquarters looking for evidence of the scheme, which involved a conspiracy to short some commercial fuel customers of promised rebates.

RELATED: Trio who pleaded guilty face prison in Pilot Flying J fraud case

After the raid, fourteen former Pilot employees pleaded guilty, including Jay Stinnett. Arnie Ralenkotter and John Spiewak.

On Wednesday, a Chattanooga judge will determine their punishment.

Three executives were found guilty in a federal trial in February. Fourteen former employees had already pleaded guilty, and some testified at trial. 

One of the most prominent in the case--is the former president of Pilot Flying J. Mark Hazelwood has been convicted and faces 12 and a half years in prison. 


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