18 former NBA players arrested by federal authorities in alleged health care scam

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Spokane, WA
Not exactly dealing with geniuses here... surprised this somehow carried on for a number of years and did not immediately set off a ton of red flags... thirteen root canals in one day? :rolleyes:


For example, Davis, Allen and Wroten filed for root canals, all allegedly performed on the same six teeth on the same day of April 30, 2016, the prosecutor said. That trio also put in for payments for crowns done on the same six teeth, also on the same day of May 11, 2016, according to Strauss.

Wroten and Allen filed for root canals done on the same 13 teeth on the same day of Sept. 6, 2018, Strauss added.

Several of the fake invoices and medical necessity forms stood out because “they are not on letterhead, they contain unusual formatting, they have grammatical errors,” according to the indictment.
 
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BU:1 Trash cans:0
Chicago
Wonder what those initial conversations were like:

"Here's what we should do: we should commit fraud, for money, through the use of our phones or the internet."
"I couldn't agree more. Sign me up!"

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#5      
Texas
Wonder what those initial conversations were like:

"Here's what we should do: we should commit fraud, for money, through the use of our phones or the internet."
"I couldn't agree more. Sign me up!"

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They'd better hope prosecutors don't find a way to tie in the Covid national emergency if some of the offenses were in 2020 and beyond...

Whoever, having devised or intending to devise any scheme or artifice to defraud, or for obtaining money or property by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, transmits or causes to be transmitted by means of wire, radio, or television communication in interstate or foreign commerce, any writings, signs, signals, pictures, or sounds for the purpose of executing such scheme or artifice, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.

If the violation occurs in relation to, or involving any benefit authorized, transported, transmitted, transferred, disbursed, or paid in connection with, a presidentially declared major disaster or emergency (as those terms are defined in section 102 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122)), or affects a financial institution, such person shall be fined not more than $1,000,000 or imprisoned not more than 30 years, or both.
 
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Spokane, WA
They'd better hope prosecutors don't find a way to tie in the Covid national emergency if some of the offenses were in 2020 and beyond...
On the whole, COVID will probably work in their favor. For the lesser offenders who don't mind doing a quick guilty plea, they may wind up with house arrest.

The guy who had the worst week appears to be Sebastian Telfair, though. :oops:

Sebastian Telfair’s legal woes continue: Appeals court rejects ex-NBAer’s challenge to gun possession conviction

“We find (the evidence) was legally sufficient to support the defendant’s conviction of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree,” read the Wednesday ruling from a state Supreme Court Appellate Division panel. “... Upon reviewing the record here, we are satisfied that the verdict of guilt was not against the weight of the evidence.”

Telfair, 36 does not yet have a new court date or surrender date set for his gun case, and faces up to 3½ years behind bars for his conviction, according to Brooklyn prosecutors.