Is the Cleveland Browns new owner, a liar and a cheat? according to documents, the Browns new owner, Jimmy Haslam III's company, has been engaged in fraudulent activity for years. this is nothing new, and is is now small rebate program either.

The Cleveland Plain dealer has just published a story about what Haslam knew and how long he knew it. The report states, that Haslam's Pilot Flying J business, ran a fraud scheme to keep money owed to customers as gas rebates, according to documents filed in federal court Thursday.

the court documents further say Haslam knew about the fraud committed by top sales officials at his family business, Pilot Flying J, in which employees targeted unsophisticated trucking companies through a rebate program.

The Federal documents unsealed today also say he was present for discussions about the rebate fraud activities. The papers that were filed in U.S. District Court in Knoxville, Tenn., says Pilot Flying J sales employees withheld fuel price rebates and discounts in an attempt to boost the profitability of the company and increase their sales commissions.

Furthermore, The affidavit makes clear what Haslam knew. according to an informant, Haslam II and the companies president both knew what was taking place. What does this mean for the Cleveland Browns? Well the NFL take any action to force Jimmy Haslam III, to sell the team? You can read the full text of the Cleveland Plain Dealer article by clicking here.



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