On Thursday, news broke that 18 former NBA players have been arrested for health care fraud. Those players were apparently fabricating health care claims to the tune of just under $4 million between the 18 individuals.
NBC News correspondent Tom Winter broke the news via Twitter.
BREAKING: 18 former NBA players have been arrested and charged federally for defrauding the NBA’s Health and Welfare Benefit Plan out of approximately $4,000,000, law enforcement officials say.
Reported by @jonathan4ny
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) October 7, 2021
According to multiple reports, here are the defendants in the new case, in alphabetical order:
Terrence Williams, Alan Anderson, Anthony Allen, Shannon Brown, William Bynum, Ronald Glen “Big Baby” 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
Tony Allen’s wife, Desiree Allen, is also a defendant.
As this complicated case unfolds, stay tuned to TGH for more updates.
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