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Former NFL player indicted for over $25k in bogus medical claims – Alice Echo News Journal


By submitted mtrevino@cherryroad.com

Former NFL player Narond “Roc” Alexander was indicted June 30 for submitting fraudulent health reimbursement claims to a health plan for former NFL players.

The case was led by Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) investigators and prosecutors working with the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office.

An investigation found that Alexander submitted claims for medical treatments he never received totaling greater than $25,000.

Alexander allegedly submitted the claims between September 2014 and September 2018 under the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement Plan. The Upshaw plan helps pay certain medical care expenses for former NFL players.

A Bexar County grand jury indicted Alexander and charged him with committing insurance fraud, a third-degree felony. If convicted, he faces as much as 10 years in prison and as much as a $10,000 advantageous.

Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales said: “Insurance fraud hurts the individuals who really need these funds to cover their health care costs, just like the NFL players who profit from this particular fund. This indictment allows us to hunt justice on behalf of the NFL players with legitimate claims who depend on these funds.”

The case might be prosecuted by Special Assistant District Attorney Nicole Thornbro. Thornbro is a TDI worker who works within the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office as a special prosecutor specializing in insurance fraud.

Alexander played for the University of Washington after which within the NFL. He signed with the Denver Broncos in 2004, later playing for the Houston Texans.

You may report suspected insurance fraud by calling 800-252-3439.

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