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Truckers hire former FBI chief Freeh to investigate Haslam's company
Louis Freeh is working on behalf of truckers in a class-action suit against the truck-stop company run by the man who own the Cleveland Browns
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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Browns' owner Jimmy Haslam says he's co-operating with authorities in the investigation into whether his company cheated truckers out of fuel rebates
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A former director of the FBI is now working on behalf of truckers in a class-action suit against Cleveland Browns’ owner Jimmy Haslam.

Louis Freeh will investigate Pilot Flying J, Haslam' Knoxville-based company. It was raided by the IRS last month, and is accused of cheating truckers out of fuel rebates.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Haslam has agreed to work with authorities, and the league does not expect Haslam to step down.

A full-page ad in Tennessee newspapers included civic and political leaders supporting Haslam, whose brother, Bill, is the state' governor. 

Louis Freeh' firm was in the news last year after investigating  the Penn State sex abuse scandal. The company is not commenting on the case.

Calls to Pilot/Flying J were not returned on Wednesday afternoon.
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