18 former NBA players charged with health insurance fraud

Eighteen former NBA players on Thursday were charged with defrauding the league’s health and welfare benefit plan out of nearly $4 million.

State of play: The indictment says that the players engaged in a “scheme” to defraud the plan, which resulted in them submitting “false and fraudulent claims” that totaled $3.9 million, of which they received approximately $2.5 million.

Terrence Williams, who was drafted by the then-New Jersey Nets in 2009 and played for the Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings and Boston Celtics, allegedly “orchestrated” the scheme and “recruited” the other former players.

Here are the players:

WilliamsAlan AndersonAnthony Allen. His wife, Desiree Allen, was also indicted.Shannon BrownWilliam BynumRonald Glen DavisChristopher Douglas-RobertsMelvin ElyJamario MoonDarius MilesMilton PalacioEddie RobinsonGregory SmithSebastian TelfairCharles Watson Jr. Antoine WrightAnthony Wroten

Read the indictment below:

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