Three more guilty pleas filed in the Pilot Flying J rebate fraud case could mean more problems for Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam's company.
Two regional sales managers and a sales representative pleaded guilty to mail fraud. They will cooperate with federal investigators.
Former federal prosecutor Subodh Chandra told NewsChannel 5 the investigation is spreading out and affecting more senior employees.
"You see in the plea agreement for one of them, there's the first mention of a vice president," he said.
That brings the number of guilty pleas to five in the case involving rebates that were never paid to Pilot Flying J customers.
A statement from the Pilot Flying J said the company's disappointed in the employees' actions towards customers.
Haslam has not been charged with any crime in the case.
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