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01:29 PM ET 04.22 | Cleveland Browns owner and Pilot Flying J owner Jimmy Haslam is being sued by Atlantic Coast Carriers in a class-action lawsuit. The lawsuit accuses Haslam and his company of racketeering, and that Pilot Flying J "benefited from inaccurate rebate procedures for certain clients." Atlantic Coast Carriers is a small trucking company based out of Georgia. After an investigation, an FBI agent in an affidavit is on-record saying that Haslam knew about the fraudulent nature of Pilot Flying J, but did nothing to correct its behavior. Haslam denied any wrongdoing. Pilot Flying J is accused of withholding promised rebates to its clients.

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, Eric P. Mull-US PRESSWIRE Eric P. Mull-US PRESSWIRE
April 22, 2013  01:49 PM ET

The new browns owner... Quite an interesting guy, eh ?

April 22, 2013  02:04 PM ET

So, is Haslam the answer to the question I posed on the Dion Jordan thread?

April 22, 2013  02:12 PM ET

As a person who's done the I-95 from NY to Florida a few times, I can say that there is no Finer Truck Stop than the Flying J (Love's is a close second)...

Fine work Mr. Haslam - even though your Football team has stunk for more than a decade.

April 22, 2013  02:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

So, is Haslam the answer to the question I posed on the Dion Jordan thread?

I think this Haslam is going to have to answer a lot of questions............

April 22, 2013  02:17 PM ET

he looks constipated in that picture, but I guess if the Feds just jammed a 120 page indictment ****, anyone would look that way....

April 22, 2013  02:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

he looks constipated in that picture, but I guess if the Feds just jammed a 120 page indictment ****, anyone would look that way....

wow! can't say up and yours together....

April 22, 2013  02:37 PM ET

Racketeering? Man, whatever happened to the good old days, when "racketeering" meant sending Nunzio and Two-Finger Al out to mess with your kneecaps?

"Inaccurate rebate procedures?" What? It's enough to recall everyone and bring them home to Sicily.

April 22, 2013  02:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

he looks constipated in that picture, but I guess if the Feds just jammed a 120 page indictment ****, anyone would look that way....

Obviously something stinks. His team.

April 22, 2013  04:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Racketeering? Man, whatever happened to the good old days, when "racketeering" meant sending Nunzio and Two-Finger Al out to mess with your kneecaps?"Inaccurate rebate procedures?" What? It's enough to recall everyone and bring them home to Sicily.

Not until they have a meeting with the guys who swear they were in the same room with Haslett when the scam was made company policy. Then they can go back to the old country.

His brother the Governor of Tennessee,also an owner of the group, is trying to claim " I know nothing."

April 22, 2013  04:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

So, is Haslam the answer to the question I posed on the Dion Jordan thread?

New Orleans had Katrina.

Cleveland had Palmer, Davis, Crennel, Schurmur, Mangini and Two Lerners.

April 22, 2013  10:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

As a person who's done the I-95 from NY to Florida a few times, I can say that there is no Finer Truck Stop than the Flying J (Love's is a close second)...

Way cleaner restrooms than Loves

 
April 23, 2013  02:08 PM ET

What kind of due diligence did the owners do on this guy? Lawsuits, especially class action don't happen overnight. Usually the plaintiffs vampires (lawyers) will try and shake down the defendants with threatening letters, filings, etc. FBI involved? That sounds lengthy & complicated. Wonder what his answers were when asked about any pending or imminent legal problems?

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