A total of 18 former NBA players have been indicted in federal court for allegedly attempting to defraud the league’s profit plan out of nearly $4 million, According to An indictment was closed on Thursday in the Southern District of New York.
Former players being implicated include notable names such as Tony Allen (who was named to the NBA All-Defensive Team six times), Darius Miles, Ruben Patterson, Jamario Moon, Sebastian Telfair and NBA champion Glenn “Big Baby” Davis. Are included.
Alan’s wife Desiree Allen, is the only non-NBA-player charged in the indictment.
The defendants were allegedly involved in a scheme from 2017 to 2020 to defraud NBA players’ health and welfare benefits scheme by submitting fake reimbursement claims for medical and dental services never actually provided. .
False claims with the plan amounted to more than $3.9 million Allegedly Payment of 2.5 million dollars.
Federal prosecutors will hold a news conference Thursday afternoon to provide details of the case.
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Last month, the US Department of Justice announced That three former National Football League players, including two-time Pro Bowler and former Rookie of the Year Clinton Portis, pleaded guilty to their role in a nationwide scheme to spoof a health care benefits program for retired NFL players and served years in prison. may have to face. There were three players (Portis, Tamrick Vanover and Robert McCune) along with seven other defendants. initially charged In the Eastern District of Kentucky in December 2019. Since the announcement of the initial fee, five additional retired NFL players were charged to the plan. All the other 12 defendants charged have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud. caused Portis to submit false and fraudulent claims over a two-month period, receiving $99,264 in benefits for expensive medical equipment that were not actually provided, According to court document. Portis and Vanover face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and will be sentenced in January 2022. The DOJ said that McCune, who was facing life in prison, carried out the plan, which resulted in nearly $2.9 million Worth the fraudulent claims.