A document obtained by WRAL-TV in Raleigh has clued us into the litany of accusations facing former NC State football player Eric Leak. Let us count them down, from most serious to least:
– The IRS claims the Raleigh home of Leak and his wife, Emily, have committed Medicaid fraud by using government funds to renovate their $1.5 million home. The couples company, Nature’s Reflections, billed Medicaid for $8.7 million from 2012-14, by far the highest in the state, and the IRS contends portions of those funds were used to finance the couple’s $500,000 down payment, the $38,000 renovation to turn the attic into a barber shop and exercise room, and the $50,000 to construct a pool.
– Leak is accused of stealing $500,000 from former NC State football player David Amerson and former Greensboro, NC high school star Keenan Allen.
– In the charge that sparked today’s report, Leak is accused of providing unnamed NC State athletes and one unnamed North Carolina athlete with impermissible benefits.
“We are working with authorities as they investigate and learn the facts. The Leaks look forward to completing that process and resolving the government’s questions. Emily and Eric are grateful for the steadfast support and encouragement of friends, family and colleagues who know and love them,” Leak’s attorneys Kearns Davis and Hill Allen said in a statement.
Leak played wide receiver and running back for the Wolfpack from 1997-00. He amassed 58 career receptions for 689 yards and three touchdowns, rushed 23 times for 109 yards and a touchdown and posted one punt return for a touchdown.