According to news station WBIR, former PFJ President Mark Hazelwood received a "target letter" in August.
The U.S. Department of Justice
typically sends out these letters to notify a subject that they are a target of a grand jury investigation.
Hazelwood, who left the company in May after 29 years with the company, reported directly to Pilot CEO James "Jimmy" Haslam III.
The informant secretly recorded a series of meetings with Pilot's national sales staff, which Hazelwood
attended, to discuss a plan known as "manuels" or "mannys.