Cleveland Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam's Company Raided By FBI And IRS

On Monday, FBI agents in Knoxville, Tenn., raided and locked down the corporate headquarters of Pilot Flying J, a nationwide chain of truck stops and convenience stores. The CEO of Pilot Flying J, Jimmy Haslam, also happens to be the new owner of the Cleveland Browns.

According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the company's headquarters was raided as part of an "ongoing investigation" that is being carried out by agents from both the FBI and the IRS. Neither agency is saying what specifically is being investigated, but Haslam released a brief statement yesterday:

The FBI secured our headquarters today and informed us they are investigating Pilot Flying J. We will cooperate appropriately with any and all external investigations and conduct our own. Pilot Flying J is confident that the matter will be resolved fully.

Haslam had briefly left the company after buying the Cleveland Browns in August, but returned to his position as CEO in February. His brother, Bill Haslam, is the current Governor of Tennessee.

[Plain Dealer]

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