Ten former NFL players are facing charges related to a nationwide scheme in defrauding millions of dollars from a health care benefit program for retired players, according to a release from the Department of Justice. Four of the charged players come from Georgia: Robert McCune, Carlos Rogers, James Butler and Frederick Bennett join six other players in the alleged scheme.

Federal prosecutors accuse the former NFL players of targeting the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement Account Plan, which provided tax-free reimbursement for out-of-pocket medical care expenses not covered by insurance.

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