Judge: Haslam Not Tampering With Witnesses

Apr 30, 2013

A Tennessee judge has denied claims that Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is tampering with potential witnesses in a lawsuit stemming from an FBI raid on his Pilot Flying J truck stop business.

The judge rejected a motion by Atlantic Coast Carriers to block Haslam from contacting customers identified in FBI court filings as having been underpaid for fuel rebates due from Pilot. The FBI alleges members of Pilot's sales team deliberately withhheld rebates to boost profits and pad sales commissions. No criminal charges have been filed.