Joe Horn Among 10 Ex-NFL Players Charged with Defrauding Healthcare Program
Former Saints star wide receiver Joe Horn is among a group of ten NFL retired players who allegedly defrauded an NFL health care benefit program out of $3.4 million dollars.
Court documents say these players submitted false claims to the plan and received money for expensive medical equipment that was never purchased or received. Prosecutors say they plan to charge the 47-year-old Horn with conspiracy to commit health care fraud.
The ten players also include five who played on the Washington Redskins, including Clinton Portis and Carlos Rogers.
Prosecutors allege the players targeted the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement Account Plan, which was established as part of a collective bargaining agreement in 2006. It provides tax-free reimbursement of out-of-pocket medical care expenses that were not covered by insurance and that were incurred by former players, their spouses and dependents.