Handful of Celtics among former NBA players indicted for alleged scheme to defraud NBA health plan
Breaking: 18 former NBA players arrested in an alleged health insurance fraud scheme involving the NBA’s Health and Welfare Benefit Plan. Notable names include Sebastian Telfair, Tony Allen, Glen Davis and Shannon Brown. (Via NBC)
Out of the eighteen former NBA players named in the indictment, seven of them were Celtics at some point of their NBA careers. The two biggest names are Glen Davis and Tony Allen. The latter's wife has also been indicted. Each player faces a count of conspiracy to commit health care and wire fraud.
Williams allegedly orchestrated the years-long scheme and recruited other NBA health plan participants to assist by offering them fake invoices to support their allegedly false health plan claims. He is accused of receiving kickback payments totaling at least $23,000 in return for providing the alleged false documentation.
The 34-year-old Williams also allegedly helped three co-defendants — Ronald Glen Davis, Charles Watson Jr. and Antoine Wright — obtain fake letters of medical necessity to justify some of the services on which the false invoices were based.
Williams also allegedly impersonated an individual who processed plan claims at one point in furtherance of his alleged scheme.