Monday, April 15, 2013

Former NFL player, Marcus Buckley, charged with insurance fraud

Former NewYork Giants linebacker Marcus Buckley has been charged with a scheme to defraud an insurance company of $1.5 million.  

The U.S. attorney's office said Friday that 42-year-old Marcus Buckley, who played seven seasons for the New York Giants, has been charged with wire fraud and money laundering. Buckley, of Weatherford, Texas, is accused of filing false worker's compensation claims for football-related stress injuries.

Also charged is Kimberly Jones, a claims adjuster formerly of West Sacramento who conspired with Buckley. Jones worked for Gallagher Bassett Services Inc., which handled worker's comp claims against the Giants.

The U.S. attorney says Buckley received more than $1,588,000 to which he was not entitled.

Buckley was a third round pick from Texas A&M in 1993 and spent seven years with the Giants. Buckley is scheduled to appear in court within the next two weeks.

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