18 Former Players Charged With Defrauding NBA

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18 former NBA players have been arrested and charged federally for defrauding the NBA’s Health and Welfare Benefit Plan out of roughly $4 million, law enforcement officials tell Tom Winter and Jonathan Dienst of NBC News.

Some of the players charged include Glen Davis, Tony Allen, Sebastian Telfair, Milt Palacio, Antoine Wright, Darius Miles, Ruben Patterson, Eddie Robinson, Greg Smith, Jamario Moon, Terrence Williams, Alan Anderson, Shannon Brown, Will Bynum, Melvin Ely, Chris Douglas-Roberts and Tony Wroten.

These ex-players attempted to get reimbursed for medical and dental expenses that were never actually incurred, according to a report on Bloomberg.com.

The scheme was carried out from at least 2017 to 2020, as the defendants received about $2.5 million in fraudulent proceeds.

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