NBA players guilty in multi-million dollar fraud

BOSTON, MA – A multi-million dollar fraud case has ensnared two former NBA stars, Glen “Big Baby” Davis and Will Bynum. The duo are implicated in a scheme that defrauded the NBA Players’ Health and Welfare Benefit Plan, an insurance scheme for NBA players and their families, of over $5 million.

Davis was found guilty of a slew of charges, including healthcare fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit both. Bynum’s name also surfaced in the case. The plot, masterminded by NBA veteran Terrence Williams, involved 18 players, including Keyon Dooling and Alan Anderson. Both Dooling and Anderson received prison sentences of 30 and 24 months, respectively for their roles in the fraudulent operation.

The operation involved the submission of fake invoices by medical officials orchestrated by the players. Davis, a key player in the 2008 NBA champion Boston Celtics team, also had stints with the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Clippers. Bynum, now 40, has played for the Celtics, Golden State Warriors, and Washington Wizards.

The fraud scheme extended beyond the basketball court. Over 20 individuals, including a dentist, a doctor, and a chiropractor, were found guilty in connection with the case. U.S. Attorney Damian Williams stated that the scheme was designed to defraud the NBA Players’ Health and Welfare Benefit Plan of millions of dollars.

This case serves as a stark reminder that fame and success in sports do not provide immunity from criminal charges if fraudulent activities are involved.