Jimmy Haslam III, owner of the National Football Leagues Cleveland Browns watches as 3 more of his Pilot Flying J employees plead guilty to fraud in his company’s fuel rebate scam.
Haslam has said many times, he knew nothing about what was taking place at his company. After watching the Browns finish the season at 4-12 and seeing Haslam firing head coach Rob Chudzinski after just one season with the Browns, it is almost easy to understand how Haslam didn’t know anything.
His company has seen 9 top-level employees plead guilty to fraud charges since the FBI raid took place last April. Some thing Haslam will be indicted soon.
The FBI is still probing into the case and at last reports the Grand Jury was still considering charges against Haslam.
In the latest rounds of guilty pleas, Brian Mosher plead guilty to fraud and said he ripped off trucking companies for over 7 million dollars. He was one of the 3 employees that enter guilty pleas in the latest round of court hearings.
Haslam III, has said he doesn’t expect legal action against himself. He maintains his company is doing everything possible to repay the trucking companies his company ripped off.
Haslam said he has a plan in place for his father to take over the Cleveland Browns in the event he gets indicted.
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