(CBS DETROIT) – A possible fraud scheme was uncovered among NBA veterans, with a former Michigan State basketball icon among 18 former NBA players accused of trying to defraud the league.

Federal prosecutors say Shannon Brown joined the players as part of a ‘widespread’ scheme to defraud the league’s health and welfare benefit plan.

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They’re accused of doing this by submitting fake claims to get reimbursed for medical expenses they never had.

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Court documents reveal those false claims totaled about $4 million.

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