For the third time, a Pilot Flying J executive has plead guilty to fraud charges in the wake of the investigation into Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam III’s truck stop company. Kevin Clark admitted to authorizing checks which shorted customers on rebates they had earned.
Per the report, Clark worked as regional sales manager for Knoxville-based Pilot from 2008 to 2011.
“According to federal documents filed in April,” reports the Knox News, “Clark worked remotely and lived in Lee’s Summit, Mo., a suburb of Kansas City. He admitted today that he approved checks shorting customers on fuel rebates. Clark agreed to cooperate against others in the case and is to be sentenced at a future date.”
Clark joins two other regional managers in admitting conspiracy to commit fraud and “cooperating” in the case. It doesn’t take a law degree to assume that the target of the cooperation would be the executives at Pilot HQ. How far up the ladder it will reach is still anyone’s guess.
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