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18 Former NBA players charged in $4M health care fraud scheme

Ed H in Pasadena

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I know this board is moribund, but I thought this story deserved some recognition. This is a crazy allegation: insurance fraud! Many of the names are familiar to long-time NBA fans (close followers of the league) but, except for Tony Allen, none were ever All-Star level.

ESPN story on former players charged with insurance fraud

"Associated Press, NEW YORK -- Eighteen former NBA players have been charged with defrauding the league's health and welfare benefit plan out of about $4 million, according to an indictment Thursday in New York.

Federal prosecutors planned a news conference for noon ET Thursday to describe the case that was brought in Manhattan federal court."