18 ex-NBA players charged with alleged $4 million health insurance fraud

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Eighteen former NBA players, including former Celtics player Ronald Glenn “Big Baby” Davis, have been arrested and charged with stealing $4 million from the NBA’s health and wellness benefit scheme.

A former player has been charged with a complaint filed in federal court in the Southern District of New York for filing false reimbursement claims around 2017-2020 for medical and dental services that were not actually purchased.

According to the indictment, he received fraudulent proceeds of approximately $2.5 million.

According to the complaint file, Terrence Williams, who was ranked 11th overall by the then New Jersey Nets in the 2009 NBA Draft, was named as the mastermind behind the project.

Williams allegedly recruited other NBA players to scam her health care plan by offering fraudulent invoices in exchange for bribe payments.

Former Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers players Alan Anderson and Anthony Allen, who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers, and six-time NBA All-Defensive team members have been charged with the scheme.

The list also includes William Bynum, Ronald Glenn Davis, Christopher Douglas Roberts, Melvin Alley, Jamario Moon and Darius Miles. Milt Palacio, Ruben Patterson, Eddie Robinson, Gregory Smith, Sebastian Telfair, Charles Watson Jr., Antoine Wright and Anthony Rotten were also charged.

Allen’s wife, Desiree Allen, is the only female and non-NBA player charged in the indictment.

The NBA did not immediately respond to comment. A spokesman for the Southern District of New York did not immediately respond to comments.

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