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Former NBA Players Convicted in $5 Million Fraud Scheme Against NBA Benefit Plan

Glen “Big Baby” Davis and Will Bynum among Those Facing Jail Time

Written & Drafted By Shafeek Ahmad, Published On 16-November-2023,6:48 AM EST.

Two former NBA players, Glen “Big Baby” Davis and Will Bynum, are now facing jail time after being found guilty in a scheme that defrauded the NBA’s Players’ Health and Welfare Benefit Plan of over $5 million. The case involved a total of 18 players, with Terrence Williams identified as the ringleader. Keyon Dooling and Alan Anderson have already been sentenced to prison for their roles in recruiting other players to submit false invoices, leading to more than 20 convictions in this widespread fraud.

In Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NBA Playoffs on April 24, 2011, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Glen Davis (#11) of the Boston Celtics secures a rebound against the New York Knicks. The Celtics emerged victorious with a final score of 101-89. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Health Care Fraud and Wire Fraud Convictions

Glen “Big Baby” Davis, known for his time with the Boston Celtics, was found guilty of health care fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to make false statements, and conspiracy to commit health care and wire fraud. Will Bynum, a former player for the Detroit Pistons, was also implicated in the case. The charges stem from their involvement in a scheme that exploited the NBA’s health care and welfare benefit plan.

Will Bynum
In a preseason game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Palace of Auburn Hills on October 7, 2009, Will Bynum (#12) of the Detroit Pistons stands on the court. The Pistons secured a 113-104 victory. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Ringleader’s Tactics

Terrence Williams orchestrated a complex scheme involving not only former NBA players but also a dentist, a doctor, and a chiropractor. The fraudulent activities included submitting false invoices by medical officials, ultimately defrauding the NBA Players’ Health and Welfare Benefit Plan of millions of dollars. Williams went to the extent of impersonating others to illegitimately claim funds that belonged to the plan.

Glen Davis with Celtics
In Game Four of the 2010 NBA Finals on June 10, 2010, at TD Garden in Boston, Glen Davis (#11) of the Boston Celtics shows his reaction against the Los Angeles Lakers. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Legal Consequences

Keyon Dooling and Alan Anderson, who played integral roles in recruiting other players, have been sentenced to 30 months and 24 months in prison, respectively. The convictions underscore the accountability of individuals, regardless of their success or notoriety in the sports arena. U.S. Attorney Damian Williams emphasized that engaging in fraud, even for those in the spotlight, leads to criminal charges.

Scope of the Fraud

More than 20 individuals, many of them former NBA players, have been convicted in connection with this extensive fraud case. The investigation revealed a network of individuals exploiting the NBA’s benefit plan for personal gain, tarnishing the integrity of the system meant to support players’ health and welfare.

The conviction of Glen “Big Baby” Davis and Will Bynum serves as a stark reminder that fraudulent activities will be met with legal consequences, regardless of an individual’s stature in the sports world. The NBA community, along with fans, is left reflecting on the importance of maintaining the integrity of systems designed to safeguard the well-being of its players.

Source : Fox News 


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About the authorShafeek Ahmad is a freelance writer passionate about business and entrepreneurship. He covers a wide range of topics related to the corporate world and startups. You can find more of his work on Howtobeaspoonie.com.

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    Meet Shafeek Ahmad, a dedicated news writer at HTBS News, with a passion for unearthing stories that matter. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering accurate and engaging news, Shafeek is a trusted source of information. Bringing years of experience to the table, Shafeek's writing is a blend of expertise and storytelling. In an era of fast-paced news cycles, Shafeek's articles stand out for their precision and commitment to journalistic integrity.

Shafeek Ahmad
Shafeek Ahmadhttps://howtobeaspoonie.com
Meet Shafeek Ahmad, a dedicated news writer at HTBS News, with a passion for unearthing stories that matter. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering accurate and engaging news, Shafeek is a trusted source of information. Bringing years of experience to the table, Shafeek's writing is a blend of expertise and storytelling. In an era of fast-paced news cycles, Shafeek's articles stand out for their precision and commitment to journalistic integrity.
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