More Than A Dozen Ex-NBA Players Charged In Health Fraud Scheme

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(New York, NY) - Over a dozen former NBA players are in custody across the country for allegedly being involved in a health insurance fraud scheme, including former Louisville basketball star Terrence Williams.

NBC News Investigative Reporter Tom Winter says Williams was the alleged ring leader.

Audrey Strauss, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, says agents used travel records, email and GPS data to break up the scheme. Strauss said the scheme started back in 2017. 

She adds if Williams didn't get kickbacks from other players involved, he'd try to scare them by impersonating an employee from the insurance plan.

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