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Box by box, Pilot Flying J records shed more light on rebate-fraud probe

Matt Lakin • Apr 22, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Even the purses and trash cans weren’t safe.

Federal authorities filed a second partial inventory Monday afternoon of records seized during the April 15 search at Pilot Flying J headquarters on Lonas Drive in West Knoxville. FBI agents filed the first such inventory Friday and continue to sort through evidence seized from throughout the corporate complex, the Pilot data center and the homes of various Pilot executives.

Court records placed the haul at nearly 30 evidence boxes Monday, with more on the way. Agents have found so many records in so many formats they don’t expect to finish searching the company’s computers and files before midnight Tuesday at the earliest, Agent Robert Root wrote in an affidavit.

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