Prosecutors said shooting guard Terrence Williams was the alleged gangster among 18 former players who submitted false invoices for medical expenses to the league’s healthcare fund.
The indictment says the alleged planning was carried out between at least 2017 and 2020, and that the kingpin was Terence Williams, a lifelong shooting guard who played for several teams. According to the indictment, he is accused of recruiting other former players to the scheme and supplying false invoices to support bogus claims. The indictment says that in return, Mr Williams received about $230,000 in bribes.
According to the indictment, Mr Allen’s wife Desiree Allen was also charged with the alleged scheme.
According to a spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office, sixteen defendants were in custody. The defendants’ lawyers could not be immediately identified.
According to the indictment, the health care plan was funded by NBA teams. It is administered by a board of trustees appointed by the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association, a labor union.
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