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VOL. 128 | NO. 78 | Monday, April 22, 2013

Governor Declares 'Absolute Faith' in CEO Brother

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NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is urging people to reserve judgment about an FBI raid of his family's Pilot Flying J chain of truck stops.

An affidavit unsealed Thursday alleges that members of the Pilot sales team withheld rebates for trucking companies to boost company profits and their own commissions.

An unidentified informant who worked for the company told investigators that CEO Jimmy Haslam, the governor's brother, was aware of the scheme.

Bill Haslam's spokesman David Smith said in a statement late Thursday that the governor "continues to have absolute faith in his brother's integrity."

Smith said the governor stressed that the investigation is still in its early stages and that he "has faith in Pilot to do the right thing."

The governor owns an unspecified share in the private company.

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