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The nation’s largest diesel retailer has reached a speedy settlement with some customers cheated out of rebate money.
Experts say that’s all the better for Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, whose family owns the truck stop chain.
Jimmy Haslam runs Pilot Flying J, which was founded by his father. Gov. Bill Haslam left the company to run for Knoxville mayor in 2003 and still has an ownership stake.
Their prominent positions give them incentive to put the scandal behind them as quickly as possible: Bill Haslam has a looming re-election campaign, and Jimmy Haslam could face sanctions from the NFL if it isn’t dealt with.
Source: FULL ARTICLE at Fox US News
By NFL.com An affidavit unsealed Thursday in Federal Court in Knoxville, Tenn., alleges that the truck stop operator owned by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam engaged in a fraud scheme designed to keep money owed to its customers.
By Sessler, Marc The Browns march into this month’s draft minus the second-round pick they used to grab wide receiver Josh Gordon. CEO Joe Banner promised Cleveland won’t get desperate to recoup it.
By ESPN.com news services An FBI agent’s affidavit says a Pilot Flying J employee told authorities that Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam knew about rebate fraud at the truck stop chain his family owns.