Eighteen former NBA gamers have been indicted in federal courtroom Thursday for defrauding the basketball league’s well being and welfare profit plan out of about $4 million.
Amongst those that allegedly participated in the rip-off, which was carried out from no less than 2017 to 2020, consists of former Nets participant Terrence Williams, the accused ring chief of the scheme, former Lakers guard Shannon Brown, and Ronald Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis, who performed for the Celtics, Magic and Clippers.
Additionally listed in the indictment are Alan Anderson, Anthony Allen, William Bynum, Christopher Douglas-Roberts, Melvin Ely, Jamario Moon, Darius Miles, Milton Palacio, Ruben Patterson, Eddie Robinson, Gregory Smith, Sebastian Telfair, Charles Watson Jr., Antoine Wright, and Anthony Wroten.
Anthony Allen’s spouse, Desiree Allen, was additionally charged.
Every defendant faces a rely of conspiracy to commit well being care and wire fraud.
Per the indictment, the previous gamers ripped off the league’s advantages plan by submitting false reimbursement claims for medical and dental bills that have been by no means rendered. Allegedly, the claims totaled about $3.9 million, of which round solely $2.5 million of the fraudulent funds went to the defendants.