KNOXVILLE, Tenn.– Eight former employees of Jimmy Haslam’s Pilot Flying J are facing federal charges related to a fuel rebate scheme. Cleveland Browns owner and Pilot CEO Haslam was not among the group indicted. Continuing coverage of the Pilot Flying J investigation here Ex-Pilot President Mark Hazelwood and seven others were indicted on one count of conspiracy […]

  (WOIO) – Jimmy Haslam’s Pilot Flying J, has entered into a Criminal Enforcement Agreement with the government. Under the agreement the Cleveland Browns owner’s other company will not be prosecuted, as long as Pilot Flying J holds up its end of the deal. “We, as a company, look forward to putting this whole unfortunate […]

  KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – More executives at Pilot Flying J have left the company, according to a knowledgeable source close to Pilot. The source on Tuesday confirmed that Ron Carter, Jon Sigurdson and Kevin Hanscomb were terminated Monday, while Karen Mann and Heather Jones were placed on administrative leave. Pilot CEO Jimmy Haslam announced in […]

CLEVELAND – An NFL spokesperson says there is no “plan in place” if Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is indicted as a result of the criminal investigation into his company Pilot Flying J. Several news outlets reported Monday there is a contingency plan in place if Haslam is indicted. Investigator Sarah Buduson reached out to […]

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – An Alabama trucking company has filed a new class action lawsuit claiming Jimmy Haslam’s Pilot Flying J Travel Centers cheated it out of promised fuel rebates. Eagle Motor Freight, Inc is a Montgomery, Alabama, trucking company that said it was a party to a fuel rebate contract with Pilot Flying J since […]

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Two employees of the truck stop chain Pilot Flying J have agreed to plead guilty in connection with the FBI’s probe of the company.   Regional sales director Arnold Ralenkotter pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud in U.S. District Court in Knoxville, Tenn. Regional accounts representative […]

JACKSON, Miss. – Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam faces additional fraud allegations involving a Mississippi trucker who claims Haslam’s Pilot Flying J company cheated on fuel rebates. A class action complaint filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Jackson, Miss. alleges since 2005, Pilot Flying J Travel Centers withheld “tens of millions of dollars in […]

The attorney for the Georgia trucking company suing Pilot Flying J over fuel payments is talking tough. In an interview with NewsChannel5 Chief Investigator Ron Regan, Atlantic Coast Carriers attorney Mark Tate alleges a ” Haslam scheme” took money from small to medium trucking companies, and he also says actions by CEO Jimmy Haslam may […]

(WOIO) – New details into the investigation into Browns owner Jimmy Haslam’s family business Pilot Flying J. The FBI is looking into possible rebate fraud at the truck stop business. Haslam held a news conference to talk more about the investigation for this afternoon at 3 p.m. in Knoxville. Jimmy Haslam said he has never been more […]

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Less than 24 hours after a judge unsealed search warrants in the Pilot Flying J federal investigation, company CEO and Browns owner Jimmy Haslam offered a five-minute statement to the media and the Knoxville, Tennessee community. He said the company will continue its involvement in eastern Tennessee and remain a major force […]

KNOXVILLE – The FBI has Cleveland Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam’s Pilot Flying J headquarters on lockdown Monday afternoon. Neither the FBI nor a Pilot spokesman was immediately available for comment. Media were barred from the Pilot campus and the entrance was blocked. Pilot employees were be escorting off the corporate campus on Lonas Road. Knoxville-based […]