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Company Accuses Pilot CEO Of Obstructing Justice

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A trucking company suing Pilot Flying J is accusing Chief Executive Officer Jimmy Haslam of obstructing justice and buying off alleged cheated customers.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported that in a motion for a restraining order filed Thursday, attorneys for Atlanta Coast Carriers accuse Haslam, who also owns the Cleveland Browns, of asking customers to sign releases giving up their rights to sue.

The trucking company filed a lawsuit against Pilot in Circuit Court last week accusing the company of racketeering violations.

They said Pilot, the country's largest diesel retailer, owes the company interest on the lost money, along with damages as punishment. Pilot lawyers have denied any wrongdoing.

FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents raided Pilot headquarters in Knoxville last week as part of a probe into claims of fuel rebate fraud.

No charges have been filed.

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