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NBA fraud investigation might result in expenses towards new defendants: feds

More expenses towards new defendants might be coming within the alleged $4 million well being care fraud scheme carried out by greater than a dozen former NBA gamers, prosecutors hinted Tuesday.

At a court docket listening to, Manhattan Assistant US Attorney Kristy Greenberg stated the feds’ investigation into the rip-off, allegedly orchestrated by ex-New Jersey Nets guard Terrence Williams, is ongoing.

“Does the government anticipate there will be a [new] indictment that does or doesn’t include additional defendants? Possibly?” Manhattan federal Judge Valerie Caproni requested Greenberg.

“It is possible, Your Honor,” Greenberg responded on the convention for defendants Alan Anderson and Shannon Brown, who have been among the many 18 former athletes indicted earlier this month.

The suspects, together with Coney Island-raised Sebastian Telfair, allegedly defrauded $4 million from the NBA’s Health and Welfare Benefit Plan, which gives present and former NBA gamers with well being protection.

Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair departs Federal Court after 18 former NBA players were charged with defrauding the league's health plan, in New York City on Oct. 7, 2021.
Former NBA participant Sebastian Telfair departs federal court docket after 18 former NBA gamers have been charged with defrauding the league’s well being plan, in New York City on Oct. 7, 2021.
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The gamers — who earned a mixed $360 million throughout their time enjoying for the league — submitted “false and fraudulent claims for reimbursement of expenses for medical and dental services that were not actually rendered,” as a part of the scheme, prosecutors stated.

Prosecutors have raked in proof within the case, together with emails, social media posts and geo-location proof, from the almost 20 present defendants, Greenberg stated Tuesday.

Investigators additionally seized digital units from Williams once they executed a search warrant at his home the day they arrested him earlier this month, Greenberg added.