Regional sales director at Jimmy Haslam's Pilot Flying J agrees to plead guilty in FBI rebate probe
Regional sales dir. accused of mail, wire fraud
Ron Regan, newsnet5.com
1:32 PM, May 29, 2013
6:22 PM, May 29, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Two employees of the truck stop chain Pilot Flying J have agreed to plead guilty in connection with the FBI's probe of the company.
Regional sales director Arnold Ralenkotter pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud in U.S. District Court in Knoxville, Tenn. Regional accounts representative Ashley Smith Judd also pleaded guilty to conspiracy.
Federal prosecutors accuse Ralenkotter of "approving, or sometimes reducing, recommended deceptive rebate reductions" involving promised fuel rebates for trucking companies.