Over a dozen ex-NBA players charged with multimillion-dollar fraud

Over a dozen ex-NBA players charged with multimillion-dollar fraud


More than a dozen NBA veterans — including former Coney Island high-school star and ex-Los Angeles Clipper Sebastian Telfair — have been charged with defrauding the sports association’s health plan out of millions of dollars, Manhattan federal prosecutors announced Thursday.

The indictment accuses 18 former ballers of ripping off $4 million from the NBA’s Health and Welfare Benefit Plan, which provides additional coverage to eligible active and retired players.

Sebastian Telfair was charged in the alleged scheme, which began in 2017.P Photo/John Minchillo, File

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The defendants allegedly submitted “false and fraudulent claims for reimbursement of expenses for medical and dental services that were not actually rendered,” according to court papers.

The scheme was allegedly orchestrated by ex-New Jersey Net shooting guard Terrence Williams who recruited other retired

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