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Old 04-18-2013, 05:29 PM    (permalink
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http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index...jimmy_h_1.html

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Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam's travel center company for "many years'' engaged in a fraud scheme to keep money owed to customers as gas rebates, according to documents filed in federal court Thursday.
The documents further say Haslam knew about the fraud committed by top sales officials at his family business, Pilot Flying J, in which employees targeted unsophisticated trucking companies through a rebate program. Federal documents unsealed today also say he was present for discussions about the rebate fraud activities.
If true, what impact does this have on his ownership for the Browns?
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:35 PM    (permalink
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Pretty much - this guy is a deep **** and will be paying some huge fines.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:02 PM    (permalink
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Well the Browns could get taken over by the government and sold to someone else.

depends on how much he owes and what he has done.

Pay rebates, pay fines, was he reporting those rebates were out the door? If so he wasn't paying tax on all that extra money. So now tax fraud. Shits adding up.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:18 PM    (permalink
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Haha good. It's just a shame that this will probably negatively impact a fan base that has gone through years of hardship.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:28 PM    (permalink
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Well it looks like Cleveland will have another new owner. Eddie DeBartolo did lose the 49ers to a extortion charge and I expect the same outcome for Halsem after this gets all resolved if he actually knew this was going on.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:45 PM    (permalink
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oh jeez...
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:16 AM    (permalink
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icing on the cake will be if they draft ej manuel with their 6th pick...lol
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:41 AM    (permalink
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that means joe banner and mike lombardi would be gone too though!!!

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Old 04-19-2013, 09:45 AM    (permalink
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lol cleveland doing cleveland things.
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In other news god still hates cleveland
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Poor Browns, that's all I can say. Poor Browns.
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Nothing surprising here. Pro sports owners tend to be either ruthless businessmen (and their families). These men/women didn't get into their positions without being smart and perhaps immoral in their actions. These kinds of practices are pervasive in business. That's how the big companies get and stay so big. They push every advantage they can. It's like pro sports. If you're not cheating, you're not trying...
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