KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former FBI Director Louis Freeh’s firm has been hired by trucking companies suing Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam’s company, Pilot Flying J.
Pilot Flying J, the nation’s largest diesel fuel retailer, has been alleged to have bilked customers out of rebates.
Plaintiffs attorney Mark Tate confirmed to WBIR-TV in Knoxville and to the Plain Dealer in Cleveland on Wednesday that Freeh has agreed to work on the lawsuit filed after federal agents raided Pilot’s headquarters last month.
Jimmy Haslam bought the Browns last year. He is the brother of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.
The FBI alleges members of Pilot’s sales team deliberately withheld rebates to boost Pilot profits and pad sales commissions. No criminal charges have been filed.