18 former NBA gamers have been charged with defrauding the league’s well being and welfare profit plan in a rip-off.
“The defendants’ playbook concerned fraud and deception,” U.S. Legal professional Audrey Strauss informed a information convention after FBI brokers throughout the nation arrested 15 ex-players and one in every of their wives in a three-year conspiracy that authorities say began in 2017.
The indictment accuses them of submitting fraudulent claims to get reimbursed for medical and dental procedures that by no means occurred. The indictment additionally says that prosecutors have journey data, e-mail and GPS information to show that they have been typically removed from the medical and dental workplaces not even in the identical state or nation because the medical practices they claimed they have been being handled at.
Strauss mentioned every defendant made false claims for funds that ranged from $65,000 to $420,000.
The defendants embody Terrence Williams, Alan Anderson, Anthony Allen, Shannon Brown, William Bynum, Ronald Glen “Massive Child” Davis, Christopher Douglas-Roberts, Melvin Ely, Jamario Moon, Darius Miles, Milton Palacio, Ruben Patterson, Eddie Robinson, Gregory Smith, Sebastian Telfair, Charles Watson Jr., Antoine Wright and Anthony Wroten.
Allen’s spouse, Desiree Allen, was the one ladies charged.