Federal officials recently released the contents of an affidavit, which helped them secure authorization for the raid of the Pilot Flying J headquarters is Knoxville, Tenn. on April 15.

"The sworn statement recounts internal Pilot conversations that led investigators to conclude there was a widespread scheme to defraud trucking company customers in order to boost company profits and pad sales commissions," a recent article by The Associated Press stated.

According to the AP article, the FBI and IRS investigation began almost two years ago into Pilot Flying J and the accusations that it had been allegedly defrauding trucking company customers of fuel rebates.

"The investigation started May 4, 2011, when the FBI was contacted by someone who said he had been told by a Pilot regional sales manager that customers were being cheated out of contractually set price rebates," according to the AP article.

The AP article goes on to reveal quotes from the affidavit. The AP article can be found here.

A link to the affadavit itself can be found here.

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