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VOL. 128 | NO. 147 | Tuesday, July 30, 2013

2 More Plead Guilty in Truck-Stop Chain Probe

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KNOXVILLE (AP) – Two more members of the Pilot Flying J sales staff have pleaded guilty to defrauding customers at the truck-stop chain owned by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

On Monday, Regional Sales Manager Michael Scott Fenwick pleaded guilty in federal court in Knoxville to conspiracy to commit mail fraud. The charges are related to a scheme in which Pilot customers were cheated out of the rebates and discounts they were supposed to receive.

Regional Account Representative Janet Welch also pleaded guilty to a mail fraud conspiracy charge on Monday.

Five other employees have pleaded guilty to similar charges since an April 15 raid by federal agents on Pilot's headquarters.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 51 328 20,960
MORTGAGES 58 387 24,132
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 6 54 3,101
BUILDING PERMITS 170 842 43,435
BANKRUPTCIES 50 288 13,468
BUSINESS LICENSES 34 90 6,712
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 16 110 7,899
MARRIAGE LICENSES 32 91 4,734