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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2023 2:15 pm    Post subject:

https://sports.yahoo.com/former-memphis-grizzlies-guard-tony-183722117.html?src=rss

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Former Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen avoids prison in health care fraud case | Report

Former Grizzlies guard Tony Allen on Tuesday was sentenced to community service and supervision for his role in a $4 million health benefits scam, according to Pete Brush of Law360.

Allen, who pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud, had faced jail time in connection with the case. He was one of 18 former players who were charged in October 2021.

Allen gave a tearful apology during the sentencing hearing, Brush reported.

“I fully acknowledge my individual responsibility and I understand the gravity of my actions,” he said. "As a member of the NBA community, I failed to uphold our core values.”

Court records showed that Allen received $265,000 for chiropractic services and $155,075 for dental services. According to Brush, Allen paid back most of the money he illegally took.


Allen played for the Grizzlies from 2010 to 2017 and was named to the NBA All-Defensive first team three times. He won a championship with the Boston Celtics in 2008.

He was one of several ex-NBA players who pleaded guilty and did not receive jail time. That group included former Grizzlies guard Tony Wroten.

The Grizzlies had been scheduled to retire Allen's jersey in January 2022, but the ceremony was postponed. In seven seasons with Memphis, Allen helped orchestrate the "Grit and Grind era" as one of the NBA's best defenders. He also has made himself available and offered advice to current Grizzlies players like Ja Morant.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2023 2:27 pm    Post subject:

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10097521-glen-davis-will-bynum-convicted-of-defrauding-nba-welfare-plan-netting-over-5m

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Glen Davis, Will Bynum Convicted of Defrauding NBA Welfare Plan, Netting over $5M


Former NBA players Glen Davis and Will Bynum were convicted Wednesday for their roles in a scheme to defraud the NBA Players' Health and Benefit Welfare plan.

Tom Winter of NBC News noted a jury convicted them for engaging in the criminal scheme.

U.S. Attorney Damian Williams released a statement:

"Moments ago, a Manhattan jury convicted former NBA players Ronald Glen Davis and William Bynum of a criminal scheme to defraud the NBA Players' Health and Benefit Welfare Plan. While many of the more than 20 defendants convicted in this case were well-known NBA stars, their conduct was otherwise a typical fraudulent scheme designed to defraud the NBA's health care plan and net the defendants over $5 million in illicit profits. 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."



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In February, Callie Lawson-Freeman of Yahoo Sports reported former NBA players Alan Anderson and Keyon Dooling were sentenced to prison for 24 months and 30 months, respectively, for their roles in the scheme.

Lawson-Freeman noted they were among 18 former players charged in October 2021 for allegedly participating in a scheme that went from approximately 2017 to 2020 and involved players submitting reimbursement claims for medical services that didn't happen and were fake.

The report also highlighted allegations that former NBA player Terrence Williams orchestrated the scheme and recruited others.

In August, Larry Neumeister of the Associated Press reported Williams was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was also ordered to pay $2.5 million in restitution and forfeit more than $650,000.

As for Davis, he played eight seasons in the NBA from 2007-08 through 2014-15 for the Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Clippers. He was part of the Celtics team that won a championship in his rookie campaign.

Bynum entered the NBA in 2005-06 and played for the Golden State Warriors, Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards. He last appeared in a game during the 2014-15 season.
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2024 12:39 pm    Post subject:

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/40113791/glen-big-baby-davis-sentenced-40-months-prison-fraud-scheme

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Glen 'Big Baby' Davis sentenced to 40 months in prison over fraud scheme

NEW YORK -- Former NBA forward Glen "Big Baby" Davis was sentenced by a federal judge Thursday to 40 months in prison, plus three years' supervised release, for his Nov. 2023 conviction in an alleged scheme to defraud the league's health care benefits plan.

Twenty-two people, including 18 former players such as Terrence Williams and Keyon Dooling, have been sentenced in the case for filing false medical claims with the NBA Players' Health and Benefit Welfare Plan.

Davis, 38, who has maintained his innocence since indictments in the case were handed down in Oct. 2021 was found guilty of multiple fraud charges and conspiring to make false statements. He was ordered to pay $80,000 in restitution. The conditions of his supervised release include attending a financial management class and receiving mandatory drug treatment.

Williams, the supposed ringleader of what the Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney's Office has described as a "wide-ranging scheme to steal millions of dollars," was sentenced to 10 years last August.

But aside from Williams, no former NBA player has received more prison time than Davis. Last month, former NBA guard Will Bynum, who was convicted alongside Davis in November, was sentenced to 18 months, in part for lying to a jury while under oath.

Davis' defense attorney, Sabrina Shroff, declined comment. The press office of the Southern District of New York also declined comment.

In court, assistant U.S. attorney Ryan Finkel characterized Davis as having allegedly executed a "sophisticated and intelligent effort" to mask his misdeeds.

A raft of pre-sentencing documents submitted to the court on Davis' behalf included letters of testimony from family, former coaches, and multiple officials with the NBA players' union: NBPA general counsel Ron Klempner and executive director Andre Iguodala.

"On behalf of all of our NBPA members past and present, I respectfully ask that you consider Glen's accomplishments and the positive impact he has had on those around him when determining his sentence," Iguodala wrote in his letter. "I recognize the seriousness of this legal matter and appreciate the thoroughness of the judicial process and ask for leniency with these factors in mind."


But aside from two journalists and a half-dozen attendees affiliated with the prosecution, no other members of the public attended the sentencing.

"It pains me that there is no one here for Mr. Davis," Shroff told the court while fighting through tears. She acknowledged her client's "poor decisions" but argued for a time-served sentence with requirements for community service, mental health therapy, and treatment for a cannabis addiction.

Davis, who helped the Boston Celtics win the 2008 championship and retired from the NBA following his final season in 2014-15, grew increasingly animated throughout the hearing, shaking his head, burying his face in his hands, and sighing deeply in disbelief.

"When I lost basketball, I lost myself," he pleaded to Judge Valerie E. Caproni before the sentence was handed down. "I ask you, your honor, to help me get back to who I am."
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2024 9:20 am    Post subject:

Dang 40 months is crazy when Brett Favre has not even been charged with his fraud which was much worse IMO
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2024 2:18 pm    Post subject:

22 wrote:
Dang 40 months is crazy when Brett Favre has not even been charged with his fraud which was much worse IMO


40 months is not that much compared to the 10 years Terrence Williams got. It's amazing Glen Davis made $34 million and was trying to defraud the NBA.
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2024 7:32 pm    Post subject:

How you make $34 million in a career and try to steal $80,000? These guys are just dumb. Plus Big Baby was going into Hollywood to become an actor.
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