Health insurance scam: Terrence Williams chooses to plead guilty


Last October, we learned that eighteen former NBA players had been caught red-handed in a dark story of health insurance fraud aimed at former players. Among them, Tony Allen, Glen Davis or Darius Miles, and Terrence Williams chose Friday to plead guilty during his first appearance and that will allow him to negotiate his sentence. He faced a maximum of 20 years in prison for the conspiracy charges, and a minimum of two years in prison for the impersonation.

Believed to be the instigator of this fraud which consisted in producing forged medical and dental reimbursements, Williams recruited the players and provided them with false documents. An activity that allowed him to receive 300,000 dollars from his colleagues.

As Williams had threatened players but also a witness, Williams had been placed in pre-trial detention at the beginning of the year, before finally being released on bail. As part of his guilty plea, Williams will have to repay $2.5 million to the players’ association, and pay a $650,000 fine to the state.

Between 2017 and 2020, these eighteen players would have defrauded around five million dollars.


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