Et tu, Pluto? //updated alt title: Why Pluto is a pro.

The Plain Dealer has hit rock bottom.  When normally reliable Terry Pluto makes a mistake that no blogger would make, it should be a wake up call. Investigation of downgrade does not equal downgrade. _____ Above is a screen cap of the cle-dot-com webpage of Pluto’s Sunday article.  It states a downgrade occurred at PFJ. That’s major news. I wondered...

PFJ org chart and tracker.

. UPDATE 7/29:  Two more yellow boxes.  Fenwick and Welch pled guilty, it was reported today. . DOJ is up to five guilty pleas in the PFJ fraud investigation.  Adding in CHS-1 and CHS-2 (Greco), that adds up to seven cooperating PFJ employees in the investigation.  I thought it might be useful to see where these people are in the...

The other investigation.

. They’ve had no issue with suppliers and their stores have remained open. Did anyone else take notice when Jimmy Haslam (in the press conference embedded below) sought to allay concerns about PFJ’s health by noting that none of his stores closed in the immediate aftermath of the FBI/IRS action?  That PFJ was able to maintain a supply of diesel...

Cleveland Schadenfreude.

. In the midst of a rush to judgement concerning Jimmy Haslam, perhaps we can take a step back this weekend.  I’m not sharing any of the most common emotions I’ve seen expressed on this issue.  I hope I’m not the only one. _____ What’s your deal Kanick?  After all, you helped kick this off. When news of this raid...

They don’t call.

UPDATE:  For a second look on the PFJ saga, after release of the search warrant affidavits, see Cleveland Schadenfreude post.  . The FBI and IRS locked down Jimmy Haslam’s Pilot Flying J headquarters Monday in the service of court ordered search warrants; a second warrant was executed on another building Tuesday.  (Update:  it was a total of four warrants; one for each Knoxville...

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