Ex-NFL Player Filed False Claims With Fund, Prosecutors Say

Law360 (September 10, 2018, 7:31 PM EDT) -- Prosecutors in Texas have accused a former National Football League player of filing phony benefits claims to a health-reimbursement fund designed to offset certain costs for ex-players, saying he took tens of thousands of dollars in the process.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office said in an announcement on Friday it has slapped Jameel Antwon Cook with a felony charge of securing the execution of documents by deception, saying he stole more than $100,000 through the alleged false claims. Those claims were allegedly to get benefits from the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Plan. Prosecutors said the charge brings with it a...

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