UA broad group of former NBA players have been charged in federal court in New York with an alleged health insurance fraud scheme to defraud almost $ 4 million from the League’s benefit plan, according to NBC.
There are 19 former players named in the indictment, including Terrence Williams, selected 11th in the 2009 draft by the then New Jersey Nets, and who would be the mastermind of the operation. There will also be Tony Allen, a six-time member of the NBA’s best defensive team and Marc Gasol’s teammate on the Grizzlies; Shannon Brown, former Lakers; Glen Davis, who passed through Boston, Orlando and the Clippers; Sebastian Telfair, who played for half a dozen NBA teams; and Darius Miles, third pick in the 2000 draft and one of the fifth best rookies the following season.
The defendants face one count of conspiracy to commit health care and wire fraud. According to the grand jury indictment, they allegedly participated in a scheme they ran from at least 2017 to around 2020 to defraud the NBA Players Health and Welfare Benefits Plan by submitting false claims for reimbursement for services. medical and dental services that were never actually loaned out.
Those allegedly fraudulent claims totaled about $ 3.9 million, of which the defendants made about $ 2.5 million in fraudulent earnings, according to the indictment.