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March 15, 2023, 3:40 PM

Ex-NBA Player Telfair Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud Scheme

Chris Dolmetsch
Chris Dolmetsch
Bloomberg News

Former National Basketball Association player Sebastian Telfair pleaded guilty Wednesday to participating in a plan to defraud the league’s health care plan.

Telfair, 37, who played for teams including the Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns, joins a growing list of ex-NBA players who’ve admitted their role in a sprawling scheme to submit false claims for medical and dental expenses.

The alleged leader of the scheme, former player Terrence Williams, the 11th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft, pleaded guilty in August to recruiting other participants and giving them false invoices provided by a dentist in California, a doctor ...

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