Six former NFL players indicted on health care fraud and wire fraud charges

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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that six former National Football League (NFL) players have been charged in a superseding indictment for their roles in a nationwide health care fraud.

The Justice Department identified the defendants as Darrel Reid, Antwan Odom, Anthony Montgomery, Clinton Portis, Tamarick Vanover, and Robert McCune.

The defendants were indicted in the Eastern District of Kentucky.

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According to the DOJ, the six former NFL players were allegedly involved in defrauding the health care benefit program for retired NFL players. Each of them has been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud.

Reid, Odom, Montgomery, and Portis were also charged with one count of health care fraud and wire fraud. Vanover was also charged with two counts of wire fraud and two counts of health care fraud.

McCune was charged with 10 counts of wire fraud, 12 counts of health care fraud, and three counts of aggravated identity theft.

Details of the allegations against former NFL players

In December 2019, ten former NFL players including McCune, Portis, and Vanover were charged for their involvement in the fraud that targeted the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement Account Plan (the Plan).