Governor Haslam says he's aware of the situation but won't comment.
Pilot issued the following statement:
"As of the afternoon of April 15, FBI officials have sequestered the Pilot Flying J headquarters on Lonas Drive in Knoxville.
At this time, we do not know the nature of the situation. Pilot Flying J is cooperating fully with the authorities.
Pilot Food Marts, Pilot Travel Centers and Flying J Travel Plazas remain open and continue to serve the public.
Pilot Flying J is confident that the matter will be resolved fully."
Knoxville-based Pilot is the operator of the largest travel center network in North America.
Jimmy Haslam was at his Company's HQ when FBI & IRS came by. His PR firm in Nashville released this statement shortly after they left:
"The FBI secured our headquarters today and informed us they are investigating Pilot/Flying J. We will cooperate appropriately with any and all external investigations and conduct our own. I believe and trust there has been no wrongdoing. The integrity of our company always has been job # 1." Jimmy Haslam, CEO