Found July 17, 2013 on Cleveland Sports 360:
PLAYERS: Jimmy Haslam
TEAMS: Cleveland Browns
Browns fans still live with the fear of their owner facing criminal charges aren’t able to rest yet. Jimmy Haslam III’s Pilot Flying J company has settled with 8 of the trucking companies that have filled law suits against the company in the fraud case. There are still 13 cases not settled, a federal grand jury meeting to decide if charges against Haslam III will be filed and a new law suit filed yesterday. The settlement that was reached in Little Rock, Ark could cost Haslam’s Pilot Flying J an estimated 54 million dollars, 40 million for the settlement and 14 million for the legal fees the trucking companies owe. Haslam isn’t out of the woods yet, he has a long way to go. He sent out a letter yesterday to inform the trucking companies that changes were taking place within the Pilot Flying J sale team and news of how some of the trucking companies will be paid what they were owed. Haslam is making these settlements with hopes of gaining some relief in the legal actions he may face....
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