There are a ton of former NBA players who are in some serious trouble.
On Thursday morning, Tom Winter of NBC News Correspondent for Investigations dropped huge news that eighteen former NBA players have been charged federally for defrauding the NBA’s Health and Welfare Benefit Plan.
“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. “
It appears some of the names include former Lakers star Shannon Brown, former Clippers player Darius Miles, and others like Milt Palacio, Sebastian Telfair, Antoine Wright, Ruben Patterson, Eddie Robinson, Gregory Smith, Glen Davis and Jamario Moon.
This story is still developing…
The AP dropped more information:
“According to the indictment, the ex-players engaged in a widespread scheme to defraud the plan by submitting false and fraudulent claims to get reimbursed for medical and dental expenses that were never actually incurred.
The 18 players were among 19 individuals charged in the indictment. It said that the scheme was carried out from at least 2017 to 2020, when the plan received false claims totaling about $3.9 million. Of that, the defendants received about $2.5 million in fraudulent proceeds.”
The report says that the league’s major stars weren’t charged.