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Trucking company sues Jimmy Haslam, Pilot Flying J

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05:40 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, according to The Cleveland Plain Dealer. 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. According to the FBI and IRS, Pilot was intentionally withholding rebates and discounts from unsuspecting customers to increase its overall profits and up the commissions of its sales team.

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April 22, 2013  05:46 PM ET

And I thought he was squeaky Clean!!!!

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April 22, 2013  06:34 PM ET

All that extra money and he couldn't buy decent players. Shame!

April 22, 2013  06:34 PM ET

Poor freakin' Cleveland just hasn't had a break in decades.

April 22, 2013  06:47 PM ET
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Poor freakin' Cleveland just hasn't had a break in decades.

+1. They're great football fans and deserve much better than what they've gotten with the last couple of owners.

April 22, 2013  08:16 PM ET
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+1. They're great football fans and deserve much better than what they've gotten with the last couple of owners.

I agree totally.


<but I'm still gonna bust on dem Dawgs> :-)

April 22, 2013  08:32 PM ET
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The feds and now a class action lawsuit?Wait until the other investors and customers sue.He's going into bankruptcy and his ownership interest in the Browns is at stake.

It's going to be a feeding frenzy now, the investors and customers don't want to wait because there won't be any meat left on that bone. I wonder if he leveraged the Browns in with Flying J? If he did the NFL will be forced to step in.

April 22, 2013  08:51 PM ET

In an effort to post as many stories as they can in a 24 hour period - The Interns failed to realize that they posted this same article around 1pm... Today.

Must have been a Shift Change.

 
April 22, 2013  09:21 PM ET

Dang. First he's a Steelers fan at heart and now he's potentially a felon. Feel bad for Browns fans.

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