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18 former NBA players have been arrested and charged with defrauding the NBA's health and welfare benefit plan out of $4 million, federal prosecutors say.

Shannon Brown, pictured with ex-wife Monica Arnold in 2015, was indicted on October 7 by a federal grand jury in the Southern District of New York on charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud.

Brown, 35, retired from the NBA in 2018 after 12 seasons. Monica, 40, divorced him a year later.

17 other former NBA players, including Sebastian Telfair, Glen "Big Baby" Davis and Darius Miles, were also charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud.

Federal prosecutors say the retired NBA stars filed fraudulent insurance claims for reimbursement to the tune of $4 million. Of that amount, the players took in $2.5 million, according to prosecutors.

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Sebastian Telfair, 36, was seen departing the Federal Court in the Southern District of NY with an ankle monitor after being indicted by a federal grand jury on October 7 in New York City. He retired from the NBA in 2017 after playing 13 seasons.

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The other seventeen defendants were also equipped with ankle monitors.

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In this August 25, 2019 file photo, Glen "Big Baby" Davis, right, fights off defender Donte Greene during the BIG3 Playoffs in New Orleans, Louisiana. Davis retired from the NBA in 2019 after 12 seasons.

Davis, 35, was indicted by a federal grand jury in the Southern District of New York on charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud.

On February 7, 2018, Davis was arrested and charged with drug possession and drug distribution after police found marijuana and a briefcase containing $92,000 in cash inside his hotel room in Aberdeen, Maryland.

The drug charges against Davis were later dropped in exchange for a plea deal.

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St. Louis PD

A music producer for rapper Nelly has been charged as an accomplice alongside Welcome to Sweetie Pie's star Tim Norman in a murder-for-hire plot.

Norma, 41, of Jackson, Mississippi, was charged with conspiracy to use interstate commerce facilities in the death of his nephew, 21-year-old Andre Montgomery on March 14, 2016.

Federal prosecutors say Norman fraudulently obtained a life insurance policy in the amount of $450,000 on his nephew with himself listed as the sole beneficiary.

Terica Ellis, an exotic dancer from Memphis, was arrested as Norman's accomplice.

Waiel "Wally" Yaghnam, a music producer on Nelly's hit 2002 album Nellyville, was also charged in the crime. Yaghnam, 42, worked as Norman's insurance agent, prosecutors say.

Yaghnam faces one charge of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud.

The insurance company didn't pay out after Montgomery's death. Prosecutors say Yaghnam and Norman made false statements on life insurance applications, lying about Montgomery’s income, net worth, medical history, employment and family background.

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Norman is the son of Sweetie Pie's owner Robbie Montgomery. The victim was Miss Robbie's grandson.

Both Norman and Andre Montgomery starred in Welcome to Sweetie Pie's. Miss Robbie sued Norman in 2016, claiming his operation of three Sweetie Pie's restaurants was copyright infringement.

Sheyla Veronica White

A South Florida woman was convicted of committing workman compensation fraud by hitting herself with a sprinkler head that fell from the ceiling and landed on her desk.

Sheyla Veronica White was an employee at Cinque Terre Energy Partners when she claimed she was injured by a falling sprinkler head on Oct. 1, 2015.

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Kanye West

Rap producer Kanye West stayed behind in New York City after taking his wife Kim Kardashian and their 2 children, North and Saint, to the airport.

Reportedly, Kardashian feels safer in California after 5 masked men allegedly robbed her of $5.6 million in jewelry and other trinkets in Paris.

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Kim Kardashian Heads To A Meeting In A Sexy Red Dress

Socialite and reality TV star Kim Kardashian squeezed her bod into a skimpy red minidress for a meeting in Los Angeles, California this morning. Kim recently went on a starvation diet to fit into her little sister's bikini.

LAPD investigators are looking into possible false reports of burglaries reported by Kim's sisters Khloe and Kourtney. Khloe claimed $250,000 worth of jewelry was taken from the home she once shared with estranged husband, Lamar Odom. And her sister Kourtney claims someone stole $50,000 in cash during a burglary at her Calabasas mansion. Apparently the police are skeptical that these "burglaries" may be fake, or even worse, insurance fraud. Khloe hasn't even lived in the home that was burglarized. Why would she leave $250K in jewelry in an empty house?

The investigators are talking to the camera crew for the Kardashian family's reality show to see if these burglaries are part of a script.

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