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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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Rapper C-Murder is giving hope to single mother Monica Arnold as she waits patiently for him to be released from prison.

Monica and her bestie Kim Kardashian-West are petitioning to get C-Murder, real name Corey Miller, out of prison.

The 49-year-old gangsta rapper was convicted in 2009 of the shooting death of a 16-year-old fan at a nightclub in Louisiana. Corey maintained his innocence but was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.

Corey has a plethora of women waiting patiently for him to get out of prison.

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According to Rhymeswithsnitch, Corey just let his harem know that Monica is his head concubine.

In a post on Instagram wishing Monica a happy 40th birthday, C-Murder told her this is the last birthday she will celebrate without him in her arms and that "you will get everything you deserve" once he's freed.

Isn't that romantic? No, Monica did not write that post herself.

Monica divorced former NBA star Shannon Brown after he grew tired of waiting at home for her to return from visiting Corey in prison.
 

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The internet is debating whether singer Monica rocked a hand-sewn imitation Fendi outfit for her Versuz battle with former nemesis Brandy Norwood.

Lipstick Alley denizens and gossipmongers spent hours picking apart Monica's outfit down to the stitching.

They zoomed in on the loose threads and what appeared to be part of a zipper sticking out of her top.

Verzuz viewers must have thought the outfit was authentic Fendi. They called the Atlanta store the next morning hoping to purchase it. But store employees broke the bad news that the outfit wasn't an original Fendi look.

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What gave it away? Maybe it was the slipshod handiwork of whomever Monica hired to stitch the outfit together.

One LA denizen wrote, "She needs to come up to nyc and visit dapper dan....no shade tho."

Another wrote: "They were calling Fendi for this? Monica looked a mess. Those colors are not good for 'tv'. And the all over print? Come on now, Mo. Not even going to touch Brandy’s choices..."

And a third wrote: "Not saying its real or fake but why would someone like Monica wear fake fendi on something that would have alot of viewers?? That stitching is looking sus tho. And then what's that black piece sticking out?"
 

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Brandy Norwood (left) and her arch nemesis Monica will face off against one another on Timbaland and Swizz Beatz's next online Verzuz battle.

The two R&B singers, who topped the charts in 1998 with their smash hit "The Boy Is Mine," will face each other for the latest installment of the popular web series on August 31.

"#History," Brandy wrote on her account. "Thank you @monicadenise and @verzuztv for making this happen. Let's celebrate!!!!"

"This will be historical," Monica noted on her own account. "It's an honor @brandy."

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Monica (right) then encouraged fans to send in their requests:

"What songs would you all like to see us bring to @verzuztv !! Celebrating these catalogs is for the culture with love! From Young Women to Adult Women we've been with y'all! Name the songs you love."

The news comes amid drama between Monica and rap mogul Master P who dragged the mother-of-three for interfering in his brother Corey Miller's murder case.

Miller, 49, was convicted in 2009 of the shooting death of a 16-year-old fan at a nightclub in Louisiana. Miller maintained his innocence but was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.

While Master P thanked social justice activist Kim Kardashian for her efforts to secure his brother's freedom, he called out Monica for using his family for clicks and views.

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Master P, born Percy Robert Miller, 55, took to social media to apparently shade Monica for jumping on the No Limit Chronicles bandwagon.

"I don't know you and I ain't trying to get to know you, just for the record," Master P told Monica in a scathing Instagram post.

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While Verzuz was started in March to keep fans entertained amid the Covid-19 lockdowns, viewers will be expecting the friendly competition to heat up between the pair, amid longstanding rumors of intense rivalry and arguments between the artists over the years.

Brandy and Monica will go head-to-head at 8 p.m. ET on Instagram/verzuztv and Apple Music.

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Master P called out "fake people" trying to jump on the bandwagon to free his brother Corey Miller after his No Limit Chronicles on BET renewed interest in his brother's murder case.

Kim Kardashian-West teamed up with Miller's former flame, singer Monica Arnold to help free Miller from prison.

But Master P wasn't impressed with the attention-seeking celebrities efforts.
 

Miller, 49, was convicted in 2009 of the shooting death of 16-year-old fan Steve Thomas at a nightclub in Louisiana. Miller maintained his innocence but was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.

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Master P, born Percy Robert Miller, 55, took to social media to apparently shade Monica and Kim for jumping on the No Limit Chronicles bandwagon.

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Master P paid tribute to his grandmother, "Big Mama" who put her house up as collateral for Miller's $1 million bond the first time he went to jail.

"I put my trust in God, this is my angel. The lady that put the house up for my brother the first time he went to jail that I paid for. This is not about money. He needed property that was worth at least a million in Louisiana as collateral. RIP Big Mama you will never be forgotten #FreeCoreyMiller We work so hard to change his name back to Corey Miller, then these fake people use Cmurder again. The system [convicted] him on his name and lyrics. The only way to get back in front of the board is to show change and growth. The truth always prevails. No weapon formed against us shall prosper, every lying tongue that rises against us, Father God You shall condemn.

 


 

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Kim Kardashian is using her considerable political connections to help free incarcerated rapper C-Murder, real name Corey Miller.

After new evidence allegedly came to light, the reality TV star and lawyer-in-training Kim, 39, has turned her attention to freeing the 49-year-old who is best known as the love of singer Monica's life.

According to insiders, Monica reached out to Kim via private message on Twitter and pleaded with her to help free her man.

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C-Murder is pictured in 2006 with a former girlfriend in his native New Orleans.

The former rapper, brother of rap mogul Master P, was convicted in 2009 of the shooting of 16-year-old fan Steve Thomas at a nightclub. He maintained his innocence but was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.

Miller was released from prison on house arrest in 2003 after Judge Martha Sassone granted a new trial based on the claim that prosecutors withheld key information.

But Judge Sassone lost her 2008 bid for re-election to Judge Ellen Kovach, who reviewed a prosecutor’s request to send Miller back to jail.

In 2009, while still on house arrest, Miller was convicted of second-degree murder and sentence to life in prison.

Two witnesses have since recanted their testimony, saying their witness statements were coerced by investigators.

"The jury convicted Corey 10-2 and he was sentenced to life in prison. If his trial was today, the jury would have had to be unanimous for him to be convicted," Kim tweeted on Sunday.

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"Since his trial, witnesses have recanted, new evidence of his potential innocence has come to light, and there are claims of jurors being pressured into voting to convict," Kim tweeted. "True justice for the young man requires that the person who actually killed him be held responsible and that Corey Miller be returned home to his kids."

She added that she's teaming up with Monica, who previously dated Miller, in a bid to prove his innocence.

"Corey deserves to come home to his girls and be the father they need, be the artist & leader he's always been as well as spread hope to those who have also experienced this," Monica said in a post on her Instagram page.

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Monica, 39, has a history of failed relationships with emotionally unavailable men. She shares a daughter with ex-NBA star Shannon Brown (pictured) and 2 sons with rap producer Rocko Da Don.

Kim has actively advocated for criminal justice reform in the U.S. She successfully lobbied President Donald Trump to pardon grandmother Alice Marie Johnson, who was serving a life sentence without parole for a non-violent drug offense.

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Monica Arnold stunned her fans by posing for a high fashion photo shoot at a funeral.

The R&B singer-turned-Instagram model posed in a black Gucci dress and accessories for her Uncle Larry Paige's funeral.

The mother-of-three posted the images on her Instagram account.

She captioned one set of images:

"Honoring a Special Man in A special Way... I'm grateful that My Aunt Mary allowed Melinda & I to create a fitting Memorial for one of the greatest men we've ever known! Thank you to those that assisted in us safely celebrating his life.. We socially distanced & issued personalized masks & gloves to ensure the safety of our loved ones ... I pray you’re Proud Uncle Larry...... Thank You."

In another photo of her holding the funeral program -- a mockup of TIME magazine with a photo of Paige on the cover, she wrote:

"A Timeless Man... Larry Paige... Your Legacy Lives through Your Family Black was his Favorite color Corvettes Were his Favorite car ! I can see his golds shining while he's smiling as he rests in his @corvette Leather Jacket.... #MyFavoriteUncle #LifeOfLarry #TIMElessMan
THANK YOU @mcnealeyprints for this Commemorative Program..... My Dress @shopoyemwen."

 


 


 

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Ex-Lakers star Shannon Brown was arrested after he shot at two house hunters who mistook his Georgia home for an open house.

The couple reportedly entered Brown's house after they spotted a "for sale" sign in his yard and they assumed his home was for sale.

Brown, 34, allegedly emerged with a rifle, causing the couple to exit the house and run to their car before he opened fire.

Police say Brown fired six shots at the couple as they fled the scene in their car. No one was injured in the barrage of gunfire.

Police did recover one spent shell from the scene.

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Brown and singer Monica divorced in 2019. They share a daughter named Laiyah Brown.

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The 6 ft 4 in. guard was drafted 25th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2006. He played for the Lakers from 2009-2011 and the NBA G League in 2018 before being signed to Ice Cube's BIG3 League in 2019.

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Sorry men (and ladies), singer Monica Arnold is off the market. The 39-year-old mother of three recently finalized a divorce from Shannon Brown after 9 years of marriage. The couple share a 6-year-old daughter, Laiyah Brown.

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According to Aceshowbiz.com, Monica and rapper Trouble, 28, have been dating for months. She was spotted hanging around his music video set and they were seen partying together at a nightclub in Atlanta.

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Monica has a type: Trouble, born Mariel Semonte Orr, is best known for his debut mixtape December 17th.

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Mo shares two sons, Lil Rocko and Romelo, with music producer Rocko Da Don (pictured). Rocko is a 39-year-old Capricorn who fathered two other sons, ages 24 and 4, with other women.

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Singer Lizzo and reality TV star Bobby Lytes turned heads in their custom outfits at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards on Monday night. Lizzo wore a glittery red and silver sequined gown with matching red boa, while Bobby, who is currently between reality shows, channeled the late singer/songwriter Prince.

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