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New warrant sought for Pilot Flying J headquarters

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A day after the IRS and FBI raided the headquarters of the family-owned business run by Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, the FBI is seeking another warrant.

According to the Associated Press, the new warrant would permit another search of the offices.

Meanwhile, all interested parties have been largely quiet.  Haslam has sent via email a letter to the headquarter employees apologizing for the “unexpected disruption” and reiterating his belief and trust that there has been no wrongdoing.

Haslam is schedule to meet with the media in Tennessee later today.  His brother, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, has claimed to have no knowledge of the focus of the investigation.

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43 Responses to “New warrant sought for Pilot Flying J headquarters”
  1. 49faithful says: Apr 16, 2013 2:28 PM

    Brown’s fans must be cursed. LOL

  2. buddysguys says: Apr 16, 2013 2:34 PM

    he looks sneaky.

  3. jjb0811 says: Apr 16, 2013 2:38 PM

    Bet Roger didn’t have this in mind when auctioning off the clowns.

  4. hendawg21 says: Apr 16, 2013 2:41 PM

    uh oh could the new owner and his bro the GOV both be going down??? Something about to hit the fan, trust me all this attention doesn’t just come from nothing…could the Cleveland Browns come under goverment control? Hmmmm the US Browns…

  5. mwatts1 says: Apr 16, 2013 2:42 PM

    I think if you look into any filthy rich person’s past and where they got their wealth there would be a lot more tycoons in jail. Most mountains of money are built at other’s expense.

  6. swagger52 says: Apr 16, 2013 2:42 PM

    Details of a plot for Baltimore to steal the Rock and Roll HOF have been unearthed.

    Pssst..Its the only thing left worth stealing.

  7. patswhatsup says: Apr 16, 2013 2:43 PM

    BREAKING NEWS: Goodell fines Brown’s owner Jimmy Haslam $2m for conduct detrimental to the league… lol

  8. packerbackernj says: Apr 16, 2013 2:45 PM

    I’m sorry Cleveland fans. Atleast you have lebro….forget that Im just sorry.

  9. chargerdillon says: Apr 16, 2013 2:46 PM

    Wealthy men rarely become wealthy with honesty

  10. ghostofnflpresent says: Apr 16, 2013 2:47 PM

    sounds like tax evasion and/or fraud

  11. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 16, 2013 2:52 PM

    Bill learned early on, when you want to defraud the public, get a clear mandate beforehand.

  12. jnbnet says: Apr 16, 2013 2:53 PM

    For all you Browns fans who stay on the bandwagon, when your turn comes, (and it will) it will be the sweetest feeling in the world.

  13. andrewproughcfe says: Apr 16, 2013 2:59 PM

    The FBI has sent its finest agents to look for some semblance of a Browns passing game.

    Someone needs to break it to them – Otto Graham, Bernie Kosar and Brian Sipe are NOT walking through that door…

  14. coonsqualler says: Apr 16, 2013 3:00 PM

    jnbnet says:Apr 16, 2013 2:53 PM

    For all you Browns fans who stay on the bandwagon, when your turn comes, (and it will) it will be the sweetest feeling in the world.

    AMEN Brother! Thanks for the comment. I will drink to that!

    Just Sayin’…Go Brownies!!

  15. wlouden77 says: Apr 16, 2013 3:01 PM

    the browns were sold.. not auctioned off by Darth goodell. haslam announced that it potentially had to do with customers and rebates owed. doesn’t sound like it is an issue relating to the browns at all.

    at least haslam can be seen around the team and stadium, unlike the previous owner who was too disinterested to bother.

  16. jdbar50 says: Apr 16, 2013 3:02 PM

    The comments about ‘rich people’ sound like a few 0’s trying to be 1’s…………..

  17. bobbyhoying says: Apr 16, 2013 3:05 PM

    Maybe little Barry has it in for him.

  18. fedupincleveland says: Apr 16, 2013 3:07 PM

    NOT TRUE!!! Jimmy Haslam just had a press conference and debunked this RUMOR.

    It involves rebates to customers somehow. I suspect it involves inside employees using the money and not reporting to the IRS. BUT, that is an opinion not a fact.

    See the difference?

  19. huskylawyer says: Apr 16, 2013 3:13 PM

    They are probably looking for Brandon Weedon’s birth certificate, as they are convinced that no QB that bad could be 30 years old.

  20. wrenches2pipes says: Apr 16, 2013 3:14 PM

    Chargerdillon “Wealthy men rarely become wealthy with honesty.” You are right, they marry it and have their fun on the side.

  21. bigdawgy54 says: Apr 16, 2013 3:16 PM

    His luck turned south when he purchased our Browns. Jeez! I hate to say it but, the Browns are cursed!

  22. tpa43 says: Apr 16, 2013 3:17 PM

    Nice. Soon they will be knocking on some other owner’s around the league’s doors!

  23. bigdawgy54 says: Apr 16, 2013 3:18 PM

    The Brandon Weeden birth certificate comment is absolutely HILARIOUS!!!!!! Good one!!!!!!

  24. hendawg21 says: Apr 16, 2013 3:47 PM

    The sad part is the real Browns are in Baltimore thanks to Modell, should’ve stayed in Cleveland and let Baltimore get the expansion team…what a raw deal! Who would’ve thought the original Baltimore team creeps out in the dead of night, and then another cheap owner moves in years later and screws another historic football town…

  25. richndc says: Apr 16, 2013 3:47 PM

    There is no wrongdoing!! C’mon people, the FBI and IRS routinely just show up with search warrants! nothing to see here….

  26. gvboot says: Apr 16, 2013 3:51 PM

    wrench, I don’t always agree with you, but you nailed this one

  27. ytownjoe says: Apr 16, 2013 4:10 PM

    Put the For Sale sign back out on 9th Street. Reduced!

  28. pooflingingmonkey says: Apr 16, 2013 4:30 PM

    With the first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Browns select… Jadeveon Clowney, defensive end, South Carolina!!!

  29. bigbeefyd says: Apr 16, 2013 4:56 PM

    The Factory of Sadness just keeps getting bigger…

  30. bart3976 says: Apr 16, 2013 4:58 PM

    With the government sequestered and the NFL being a cash cow, I think we all see what’s happening here…..introducing the new 2014 Cleveland F.B.I. Agents!

  31. thewizardofbs says: Apr 16, 2013 5:06 PM

    Does all this mean the IRS will impound Cleveland? Will they make Lebraun go back to the Cavs? Will they ban truck stops from Cleveland? Let’s ask Bernie Kosar!

  32. kwjsb says: Apr 16, 2013 5:12 PM

    They needed the new search warrant because the first one didn’t include burritos

  33. bunjy96 says: Apr 16, 2013 5:17 PM

    What does this have to do with the Browns?

    Absolutely nothing

  34. thetooloftools says: Apr 16, 2013 5:19 PM

    His BROTHER is the GOV. Of Neckasee.
    He can pardon them for everything on his way out the door.
    It is what it is.

  35. chawk12thman says: Apr 16, 2013 5:19 PM

    Wonder why the public notice of trying to get another warrant? Seems to defeat the purpose of getting it; the evidence, if any existed, would likely be disposed of before the next warrant is obtained. Unless they posted guards onsight 24/7 or the potential evidence is buried under the cement floor or some sort of issue this really doesnt seem to be very bright investigative work.

  36. wojlos says: Apr 16, 2013 5:35 PM

    Nothing to see here. I’m sure it’s a minor issue. No reason to panic. GO BROWNS

  37. brownsclown says: Apr 16, 2013 5:52 PM

    Almost everyone thinks that hiring Joe Bummer (Architect of the Dream Team) and Mike Lombardturd was a crime against humanity. Apparently the Government agrees!

  38. mazblast says: Apr 16, 2013 6:46 PM

    thetooloftools says: Apr 16, 2013 5:19 PM

    His BROTHER is the GOV. Of Neckasee.
    He can pardon them for everything on his way out the door.
    It is what it is.
    Not if the charges are federal. That’s what usually happens when the FEDERAL Bureau of Investigation is involved. It’s one major reason why big political bosses are taken down on federal charges–so their local connections can’t put the fix in.

    Similarly, if the charges are from the state, the President can’t pardon the accused/convicted. This is why many of the current President’s cronies should be worried.

  39. kingdm8 says: Apr 16, 2013 6:59 PM

    Kind of off topic, but did anyone know Bernie Kosar’s daughter is a porn star? That city is cursed.

  40. nobreak1269 says: Apr 16, 2013 9:18 PM

    Too bad they didn’t raid Goodell’s office instead-and confiscate all the money he has been collecting in fines for players playing football.

  41. ytownjoe says: Apr 16, 2013 9:20 PM

    Now the FBI is saying four warrants have been issued. And when the local police were called to assist, the FBI would not tell them where they were going. The Haslems have solid control in Tennessee. The FBI is gonna have a tough time cracking this case. It’s a big one, that’s fer sure.

  42. jbmartindale says: Apr 16, 2013 10:42 PM

    So many ignorant comments being made right now.

  43. tucsonpackfan says: Apr 17, 2013 12:01 AM

    I think it is all because the RVers are being charge to dump their holding tanks. For years this was a free service.

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