The hits keep coming for Pilot Flying J.
Now, the first Ohio trucking company (Ohio Auto Delivery Inc. out of Grove City) has joined the growing number of companies suing Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam’s business. With this most recent suit, the number of companies feeling slighted enough by Pilot Flying J to sue is believed to be up to ten.
The suit itself came just a day after two Pilot Flying J employees – Arnold Ralenkotter and Ashley Judd, a direct sales executive and account representative, respectively – pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, though Ralenkotter also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Ohio Auto Delivery’s lawsuit doesn’t figure to be the last against Pilot Flying J, and the plea deals for Ralenkotter and Judd are signs for a potentially ominous future.
Haslam can deny his knowledge of Pilot Flying J’s fraud all he wants, but one wonders how long that will hold up.