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Companies accuse Haslam of directing Pilot fraud

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Two trucking companies are accusing Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam of directly orchestrating a scheme to cheat customers out of promised rebates and discounts.

Haslam is the CEO of Pilot Flying J, the nation's largest diesel retailer.

The accusations against him come in a bill of particulars filed in federal court Friday by National Retail Transportation Inc. and Keystone Freight Corp.

Since federal agents raided Pilot's Knoxville headquarters in April 2013, 10 former employees have pleaded guilty to the scheme to defraud customers.

In July, Pilot agreed to pay $92 million in fines and accept responsibility for the criminal conduct of its employees while the government agreed not to prosecute the company.

Haslam has not been charged with any crime and has said he had no knowledge of the scheme.

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