NBA champion Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis sentenced to prison in insurance fraud scheme


A federal choose handed down a 40-month sentence after NBA player Glen “Huge Child” Davis was convicted in a scheme to defraud a well being care advantages plan.

Final November, Davis was discovered responsible of health care fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to make false statements, and conspiracy to commit well being care and wire fraud. The convictions carried a most penalty of as much as 20 years in jail.

Along with the jail sentence, Davis shall be subjected to supervised launch for 3 years. Throughout that point, Davis should attend a monetary administration class and bear necessary drug therapy as situations of his launch.

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Glen “Huge Child” Davis of the Energy shoots a free throw in the course of the Big3 playoffs at Smoothie King Heart in New Orleans on Aug. 25, 2019. (Chris Graythen/BIG3 by way of Getty Photographs)

Greater than 20 individuals have been charged and sentenced for his or her roles within the scheme, which concerned submitting inaccurate medical claims with the NBA Gamers’ Well being and Profit Welfare Plan, in response to the indictment.

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Terrence Williams was one of many people who was sentenced within the case.

Terrence Williams dribbling with Knicks

Terrence Williams of the New Jersey Nets is proven in the course of the recreation towards the Houston Rockets in Guangzhou, China, on Oct. 16, 2010. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE by way of Getty Photographs)

Williams, who was the eleventh general decide within the 2009 NBA Draft, pleaded responsible to piracy and aggravated identification theft. He additionally admitted he led the plan to submit false claims for medical and dental bills.

“Williams led a scheme involving greater than 18 former NBA gamers, a dentist, a health care provider, and a chiropractor, to defraud the NBA Gamers’ Well being and Welfare Profit Plan of tens of millions of {dollars},” U.S. Lawyer Damian Williams mentioned in a press release in August 2022. “Williams additionally impersonated others to assist him take what was not his — cash that belonged to the Plan.”

Terrence Williams with Kings

Terrence Williams of the Sacramento Kings is proven in the course of the recreation towards the New Jersey Nets in Sacramento, California, on March 31, 2012. (Rocky Widner/NBAE by way of Getty Photographs)

Williams has agreed to pay restitution of $2.5 million and pay a wonderful of greater than $650,000.

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Davis was a member of the Boston Celtics 2008 NBA championship staff. He was ordered to pay $80,000 in restitution.  

Fox Information’ Ryan Morik contributed to this report.

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