Video: ‘Whistleblower’ claims diesel rebate fraud scheme cheated USPS out of $$millions

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Pilot Flying J diesel rebate fraud scheme cheated not just trucking companies across the U.S. but the federal government, according to the man who says he helped crack the case.

John Verble, a former broker at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s Knoxville branch office, says he was fired in 2013 for working with the FBI as an informant in the Pilot case and for alerting authorities to other questionable dealings he says he stumbled upon during his work there. The brokerage denies any wrongdoing.

Courts so far have shot down Verble’s quest for federal whistleblower protection. He’s now asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case.

Verble’s petition to the Supreme Court, filed last month by his attorney Richard Neely, includes the accusation that Pilot Flying J swindled the U.S. Postal Service out of untold sums in promised fuel rebates.

“This (rebate fraud) scheme was revealed to the public in April 2013,” Neely wrote, “but what was not revealed is that one of Pilot Flying J’s largest customers is the U.S. government, which buys hundreds of thousands of gallons of diesel fuel periodically for use by the Postal Service, and that the U.S. government was defrauded of its rebates in the same fashion as private trucking companies.”

Source: ‘Whistleblower’ claims Pilot Flying J fraud cheated federal government

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  1. That maybe true it is also true APWU knew and saw a document and said nothing. I was given a fraudulent document by union business agent. It was confirmed by a fraud and forgery expert. Years went by after being rejected, retaliation and harassment. This was done by the National Business agent harassing me through the mail. I was also harassed by others including a supervisor. Even after being diagnosed with breast cancer the abuse continued. I am losing my home, medical bills pile up, financial troubles the list goes on. These people for years have made me a prisoner not just at work but my own home is effected. I pray justice is servedAll evidence has been turned over to the Attorney Generals and a Senator. Eeo I filed on the supervisor believing they cared about the victim. That is not the case. Just another stall tactic on my life. I will never be the same.

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