You do the crime, you’ll serve some time.
Clinton Portis was sentenced in a federal courtroom in Lexington Thursday to six months in federal prison and six months of home detention after he admitted to conspiring with others to defraud an NFL health care account.
Portis was one of 15 former NFL players involved in the multimillion-dollar fraud scheme.
“Bogus claims filed in Portis’ name caused the NFL health care fund to pay out nearly $100,000. The scheme was orchestrated by former NFL player Robert McCune, who has also pleaded guilty in the case.”
Federal sentencing guidelines recommended that Portis serve between 10 and 16 months in prison, according to court records. Prosecutors asked that Portis be sentenced on the high end of those guidelines. Punishments for the defendants in this case have varied, from more than one year in prison to no prison time at all. Most of the sentences have been relatively light.”
Former Denver and Washington running back Clinton Portis was sentenced in fed. court in Lexington today for his role in a health care fraud scheme which involved 15 ex-NFL players. Portis got six months prison time. https://t.co/jI7UtGfoNF
— Jeremy Chisenhall (@JSChisenhall) January 6, 2022
Portis admitted to conspiring with other former NFL players to submit false expense claims to a fund which was intended to help retired football players pay for medical expenses not covered by insurance.
The former NFL All-Pro running back’s sentence will start in March, when he’s required to self-report to a prison facility.
Portis will serve his six months of home detention after his prison time ends.
Maybe Portis will get out early, I’m thinking he’ll be out in 3months.
Best of luck to Clinton.