By Ritesh Sharma
2 NBA Stars Prisoned For Defrauding With NBA’s Plan Benefits
Due to their involvement in a fraud operation, two former NBA players have received prison penalties
Alan Anderson and Keyon Dooling received jail terms of 24 and 30 months, respectively.
Dooling and Anderson planned to steal money from the NBA's health and welfare benefit fund.
Terrence Williams, a former first-round selection, was in charge of the operation, which claimed more than $5 million in illegal benefits.
The scheme involved sending fake bills to the league's benefits program from former players through medical experts, who would then get paid for the false claims.
Dooling and Anderson not only submitted the false claims themselves but also engaged other former players in the plan.
Damian Williams, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, claims that the conspiracy involves more than 18 former players.
Glen Davis, a former Boston Celtic, is one of the athletes accused of taking part in the conspiracy.
While Terrence Williams admitted guilt in August, no punishment has been given.