FBI: Pilot worker says Haslam knew of rebate fraud

Updated: April 18, 2013, 9:31 PM ET
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Pilot Flying J employee told investigators that CEO Jimmy Haslam, who is also the owner of the Cleveland Browns, knew about rebate fraud at the truck stop chain his family owns, according to an FBI affidavit unsealed Thursday.

The 120-page document filed federal court in Knoxville, where Pilot is based, alleges that members of the company's sales force preyed on smaller trucking companies by reducing the amount of rebates they were owed for buying certain amounts of ...

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