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Former NFL players plead guilty to health care claims fraud

Posted On: Sep. 8, 2021 10:15 AM CST

Former NFL players Clinton Portis, Tamarick Vanover and Robert McCune have pleaded guilty to their roles in a nationwide health care fraud scheme and could face years in prison, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 7, reports the Capital Gazette. The three admitted to defrauding an NFL program set up to reimburse medical expenses not covered by insurance for retired players and their families, the Justice Department said. The scheme resulted in approximately $2.9 million worth of false and fraudulent claims being filed and $2.5 million paid out between June 2017 and April 2018.