More than 20 people have been convicted in the case, many of them onetime NBA players who submitted fictitious dental and medical claims to the NBA Players' Health and Benefit Welfare Plan. Terrence Williams, a 2009 first-round draft pick of the New Jersey Nets, was sentenced in August to a decade in prison as a ringleader of the scheme.
"Today's conviction exemplifies that despite notoriety or success in sports or any other field, no one is exempt from criminal charges if they engage in fraud," U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said in a statement.
Another former Celtic Tony Allen received a sentence of three years probation. Since yet another former Celtic Terrence Williams was considered the ringleader, it's doubtful that Davis will also get ten years. But any jail time is signifcant.
It's natural to feel sorry for Big Baby, but millionaires defrauding a Health and Benefit Welfare Plan is a horrible look.
In addition to Allen, Williams, and Davis, former Boston Celtics guards Sebastian Telfair and Milt Palacio have also been indicted.