Former Fresno State standout 1 of 18 ex-NBA players charged in $4 million health care fraud scheme

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Former Fresno State standout Melvin Ely is one of more than a dozen former NBA players charged by federal prosecutors for a scheme to defraud the league's health program.

The 43-year old was arrested Thursday morning in Chicago.

Ely played at Fresno State before being drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2002 NBA draft.

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His professional career ended with the Washington Wizards in 2014.

The alleged ring leader is Terrence Williams, who played for multiple NBA teams since 2009.
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