Six previous NFL gamers have been charged with crimes similar to a important health care fraud scheme that resulted in pay-outs of about $3.4m.
The superseding indictment follows a December 2019 indictment charging 10 former players allegedly involved in the procedure. 7 of those have now pleaded responsible and this new doc provides three a lot more names to the checklist.
They are reported to have taken edge of reimbursements for out-of-pocket health-related treatment expenditures not included underneath the Gene Upshaw NFL Participant Well being Reimbursement Account Plan.
Precisely, the gamers allegedly submitted claims of around $40-50,000 for highly-priced health care products that was never ever ordered or been given. This bundled hyperbaric oxygen chambers, cryotherapy devices, ultrasound machines and even electromagnetic therapy units intended for use on horses, in accordance to the Section of Justice (DoJ).
Some of them are mentioned to have forged invoices, prescriptions and clinical letters to aid these fraudulent claims.
Above $3.9m in false statements ended up submitted to the plan, which compensated out over $3.4m in between June 2017 and December 2018.
The former NFL gamers shown in the new indictment are: Darrell Reid, 38, of Farmingdale New Jersey Antwan Odom, 38, of Irvington, Alabama Anthony Montgomery, 36, of Cleveland, Ohio Clinton Portis, 38, of Fort Mill, South Carolina Tamarick Vanover, 46, of Tallahassee, Florida and Robert McCune, 41, of Riverdale, Ga.
They have just about every been billed with one depend of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and wire fraud. Reid, Odom, Montgomery and Portis ended up also each charged with a single count of wire fraud and 1 rely of health care fraud, although Vanover was also billed with two counts of wire fraud and two counts of health care fraud.
McCune was also billed with 10 counts of wire fraud, 12 counts of well being care fraud and 3 counts of aggravated identity theft.
McCune, Vanover and some others are alleged to have recruited other players into the scheme in trade for kickbacks that occasionally topped $10,000.