Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Clinton Portis Sentenced for Insurance Fraud

Last year a gang of professional athletes were indicted for insurance fraud [click here if you missed that]. 

Clinton Portis has been sentenced to time in prison....

Former running back Clinton Portis was sentenced Thursday to six months in federal prison and six months of home detention after he pleaded guilty in September to participating in a scheme to defraud a health-care plan for retired NFL players.
Portis, 40, admitted at the time he “knowingly and voluntarily” joined a conspiracy to commit health-care fraud. He was accused of pocketing roughly $100,000 from false claims submitted to the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement Account Plan.
In all, 15 former NFL players have pleaded guilty in the scheme, which prosecutors said illegally siphoned millions from the fund. Portis was one of three members of that group who took their cases to trial; the other two were former linebacker Robert McCune, described by prosecutors as a ringleader of the scheme, and former wide receiver Tamarick Vanover. After a trial for Portis and Vanover resulted in a hung jury, they decided to take a plea before a retrial was set to begin. Vanover is scheduled for sentencing Jan. 22.
Portis is expected to report to prison in March.