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Tenn. governor says truck stop agreement to pay fine in probe is good for company he co-owns
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 6:56 PM EDT
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says the truck stop company he co-owns can start putting the fraud investigation behind it after it struck a deal with prosecutors to pay a $92 million fine and acknowledge that employees cheated customers.
Haslam is not involved in Pilot Flying J's day-to-day operations of the company that is co-owned by his brother, Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam.
Ten employees of the truck-stop company have pleaded guilty to participating in the scheme to cheat customers out of promised fuel rebates and discounts. The agreement does not protect anyone at Pilot from prosecution and requires the company to cooperate with an ongoing investigation.