NBA champion Glen Davis, known for his contributions to the Boston Celtics’ 2008 championship team, has been convicted for his involvement in a scheme to defraud the NBA Players’ Health and Benefit Welfare Plan. Davis was recently sentenced to 40 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Davis was one of eighteen former NBA players indicted in October 2021 for allegedly participating in a scheme to defraud the NBA’s health plan. The players allegedly submitted nearly $4 million in “false and fraudulent” claims for reimbursement on medical and dental service that were never actually provided. 

Davis was found guilty of health care fraud, conspiracy to commit health care fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy to make false statements related to healthcare matters. In addition to his prison sentence and supervised release, Davis was ordered to pay $80,000.00 in restitution.  Former NBA player Terrence Williams was also convicted in this case and prosecutors have referred to him as the “leader of the conspiracy.” Williams previously pled guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud, aggravated identity theft, and wire fraud in 2022. Williams was sentenced to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release back in August of 2023. Williams was also ordered to pay $2.5 million in restitution. Will Bynum, Sebastian Telfair, Darius Miles, and Tony Allen are a few of the other players allegedly involved in this scheme. Bynum was sentenced to 18 months in prison last month.

According to prosecutors, Williams obtained false medical and dental invoices, sent the invoices to alleged co-conspirators who then submitted the claims to the NBA health care plan which covered most of the claims for procedures they never received. This scheme is thought to have begun in late 2017, with each person allegedly claiming between $65,000.00 and $420,000.00 in fraudulent reimbursements. Davis submitted $132,000.00 of fraudulent claims over at least four years, including a $27,200.00 claim for dental work at an office in Beverly Hills, CA while he was actually in Las Vegas, NV. 

The attorneys at Chilivis Grubman represent defendants in both civil and criminal matters, including health care fraud.  If you need representation for such a matter, contact us today.