ABC 5 News in Cleveland wrongly reported that Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has been indicted for his involvement in a rebate fraud scam that’s associated with his company Pilot flying J.
ABC 5 then issued the following statement.
A report erroneously posted on newsnet5.com earlier Friday claiming Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam had been indicted is inaccurate and has been removed from the station’s website.
An internal investigation is underway to determine how the erroneous report was posted.
Jimmy Haslam has never been charged with any crimes related to an ongoing FBI investigation into alleged fuel rebate fraud and has consistently denied having any knowledge of the alleged fraud.