KNOXVILLE, Tenn.Pilot Travel Centers L.L.C., which operates Pilot Flying J truck stops, has agreed to pay a $92 million penalty and restitution for deceptively withholding diesel fuel price discounts from hundreds of customers.
According to an agreement with the U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of Tennessee, Pilot has accepted legal responsibility for the criminal conduct of its employees, which caused more than $56 million in losses to its customers, and agreed to pay full restitution to every victim of the fraud.
Pilot further acknowledged the gravity of its employees' criminal wrongdoing by agreeing to pay the government a $92 million monetary penaltyan amount within the range of fines recommended by the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.
The agreement leaves open the possibility of prosecution of any individual.