Browns Owner Pays Hefty Fine For Pilot Flying J Criminal Conduct
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say the truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and his brother, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, has agreed to pay $92 million in fines for cheating customers out of promised rebates and discounts. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Pilot Flying J has accepted responsibility for the criminal conduct of its employees, 10 of whom have pleaded guilty to participating in the scheme.
Jimmy Haslam has said he was unaware of the scheme. His brother, Governor Bill Haslam is not involved in Pilot's day-to-day operations.