Feds charge 18 ex-NBA players with $4 million fraud involving league’s health care plan

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors slam-dunked 18 former NBA players, including Coney Island’s Sebastian Telfair, for collecting crooked payouts during an alleged four-year scam to bilk the league’s health care plan out of nearly $4 million. The defendants “engaged in a widespread scheme to defraud the plan by submitting false and fraudulent claims” for non-existent medical, wellness and dental services, according to a detailed 32-page Manhattan federal court filing Thursday. The phony billings totaled $3.9 million, with the defendants pocketing $2.5 million, prosecutors charged. Prosecutors alleg…

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