U.S. District Judge James M. Moody approved a $84.9 million settlement in the Pilot Flying J fuel rebate scandal in a Little Rock, Arkansas courtroom Monday.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam will speak out publicly for the first time Monday about "significant actions" Pilot Flying J is taking since the FBI raid at his Knoxville company in April 2013.
Haslam will outline steps the company has taken in the aftermath of the federal investigation into alleged cheating of trucking companies involving promised fuel rebates.
Seven former Pilot Flying J employees have already pleaded guilty to their role in the scheme.
Haslam has not held a public news conference since the FBI raid in April.
A spokesperson for Haslam did not reveal details of Monday's briefing, but it could include results of an internal audit that Haslam ordered immediately following the April 15, 2013 raid at his company's headquarters.
The federal probe continues and at least 27 trucking companies have sued Pilot Flying J for alleged fuel rebate fraud.
Pilot Flying J has reached a tentative settlement regarding those class action lawsuits but it's not clear how many trucking companies have agreed to the terms that could win final court approval in November.
The company has promised trucking companies they will be reimbursed 100 percent of all missing fuel rebates plus interest.
Haslam has not been charged with any wrongdoing and denies any knowledge of the scheme.
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