Nashville • Authorities say the truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has agreed to pay $92 million in fines for cheating customers out of promised rebates and discounts.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Pilot Flying J has accepted responsibility for the criminal conduct of its employees, ten of whom have pleaded guilty to participating in the scheme.
The agreement was signed Friday by attorneys for the nation's largest diesel retailer, which has 13 truck stops in Utah and 25 in the Intermountain West among 650 nationwide. It does not protect any individual at Pilot from prosecution and requires the company to cooperate with an ongoing investigation of current and former employees.