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Two prominent ex-Florida players convicted in healthcare fraud scheme

Shane Matthews to serve 3-months, Monty Grow to be sentenced in April

February 05, 2018 - 6:02 pm

MIAMI -- Former Florida LB Monty Grow is facing a lengthy prison sentence after being convicted for running a massive $20-million healthcare fraud scheme.

Former quarterback Shane Matthews, implicated in the fraud scandal related to pharmaceutical sales kickbacks, was sentenced to 3 months in prison for his smaller role in the scheme.

According to the Miami Herald, Grow was convicted on Monday by a dozen federal jurors. Investigators claim Grow set up a pyramid scheme to take advantage of people who needed healthcare through TRICARE, the federal veterans' health system. He is facing up to 20 years in prison, and will be sentenced in a hearing on April 16.

Matthews worked for Grow's marketing company, and was paid $440,000 for lining up sales representatives who then landed TRICARE patients for a pharmacy.  sentenced last week after pleading guilty in August to one count of causing a drug to be misbranded.



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