Informant: Haslam Aggressive Sales Tone At Pilot
by Associated Press
April 19, 2013 3:19 PM
Court documents say the sales team for a truck stop chain accused of defrauding its customers called some of its clients unsophisticated, lazy and undeserving.
The documents say the sales environment was spurred on by Pilot Flying J chief executive Jimmy Haslam, who owns the NFL's Cleveland Browns. He is the brother of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.
The court documents say Jimmy Haslam was aware of at least some instances of employees withholding diesel fuel price rebates and discounts from customers to increase the Pilot's profits and sales commissions.
Jimmy Haslam has said his company has not done anything wrong. He is scheduled to make a statement Friday afternoon.
No charges have been filed.