Joe Horn Issues Apology For Health Care Fraud Scheme

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A former New Orleans Saints wide receiver is apologizing for his role in the health care fraud scheme.

Joe Horn issued an apology Saturday through his attorney, Robert Beeman, that he was sorry for what he had done.

Horn pled guilty Thursday to conspiracy to commit health care fraud after admitting that he received nearly $150,000 for fake claims submitted through fake invoices and phony prescriptions in 2018.

The 47-year-old was one of 10 retired NFL players charged by the U.S. Justice Department this month with defrauding the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement Plan, which provides tax-free reimbursements to former players and their families for medical expenses not covered by insurance.

Horn's sentencing is tentatively set for April 24th and if convicted the former NFL star faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a hefty fine.

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