SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) A former NFL player has been sentenced to two years in federal prison and ordered to repay nearly $1.6 million in bogus worker’s compensation claims.
Federal prosecutors said Thursday that 46-year-old Marcus Buckley of Weatherford, Texas, submitted numerous fraudulent claims after the New York Giants initially agreed to a $300,000 settlement in 2010 for cumulative stress injuries.
Buckley played for the Giants for seven seasons between 1993 and 2000.
He filed false invoices, false credit collection notices for late medical bills and false statements from medical providers to receive additional compensation beyond the initial settlement.
A co-defendant, claims adjuster Kimberly Jones, arranged for more than $1.59 million in worker’s compensation insurance payments to Buckley.
Buckley’s attorney, Scott Cameron, declined comment.
Jones is set for sentencing Feb. 8.