(CBS DETROIT) – A possible fraud scheme was uncovered among NBA veterans, with a former Michigan State basketball icon among 18 former NBA players accused of trying to defraud the league.
Federal prosecutors say Shannon Brown joined the players as part of a ‘widespread’ scheme to defraud the league’s health and welfare benefit plan.READ MORE: The Detroit Zoo To Host Its Final Weekend Of Family-Friendly Halloween Event 'Zoo Boo' Oct. 22-24
They’re accused of doing this by submitting fake claims to get reimbursed for medical expenses they never had.READ MORE: Kalamazoo Tests For Lead Exposure Following High-Lead Level Reports In Other Michigan Cities
Court documents reveal those false claims totaled about $4 million.MORE NEWS: Michigan Reports 7,505 New COVID-19 Cases, 118 Deaths
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