Former Pilot exec: Haslam 'loved' trucking rip-off scheme

From FOX Sports - November 15, 2017

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP)A government witness has testified that Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam loved it when the sales team ripped off customers at the trucking company controlled by his family.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the jury in the federal fraud trial of former Pilot Flying J executives and sales representatives heard a recording of former vice president John Stick Freeman saying Haslam was aware of the scheme to deprive trucking customers of the diesel discounts they had negotiated.

In Freemans words: He knewabsolutely.

Pilot issued a statement after Tuesdays court hearing reiterating that Jimmy Haslam was not aware of any wrongdoing.


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