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18 former NBA players charged in healthcare fraud

18 Former NBA players and one players wife have been charged in a US 4 million dollar healthcare fraud scheme.

Terrence Williams was apparently the ringleader and Tony Allen's wife was the only non player indicted.
The players combined earned at least US 343 million dollars across their NBA careers not taking into account any off court income or endorsements or from playing overseas.

Terrence Williams

No. 11 overall pick in 2009 NBA Draft
Played for the Nets, Rockets, Kings and Celtics (2009-2013)
Alan Anderson

Played for the Bobcats, Raptors, Nets, Wizards and Clippers (2005-2017)
Anthony Allen (Tony)

No. 25 overall pick in 2004 NBA Draft
2008 NBA champion with the Celtics
Six-time All-Defensive Team selection
Played for the Celtics, Grizzlies and Pelicans (2004-2018)
(Note: Allen's wife, Desiree, is also named in the indictment.)

Shannon Brown

No. 25 overall pick in 2006 NBA Draft
Two-time NBA champion with the Lakers
Played for the Cavaliers, Bulls, Bobcats, Lakers, Suns, Spurs, Knicks and Heat (2006-2015)
William Bynum (Will)

Played for the Warriors, Pistons and Wizards (2005-2015)
Ronald Glen Davis

No. 35 overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft
2008 NBA champion with the Celtics
Played for the Cletics, Magic and Clippers (2007-2015)
Christopher Douglas-Roberts

No. 40 overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft
Played for the Nets, Bucks, Mavericks, Bobcats and Clippers (2008-2015)
Melvin Ely

No. 12 overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft
2007 NBA champion with the Spurs
Played for the Clippers, Bobcats, Spurs, Hornets, Nuggets and Pelicans (2002-2014)
Jamario Moon

2007-08 All-Rookie selection
Played for the Raptors, Heat, Cavaliers, Clippers and Bobcats (2007-2012)
Darius Miles

No. 3 overall pick in the 2000 NBA Draft
2000-01 All-Rookie selection
Played for the Clippers, Cavaliers, Trail Blazers and Grizzlies (2001-09)
Milton Palacio (Milt)

Played for the Grizzlies, Celtics, Suns, Cavaliers, Raptors and Jazz (1999-2006)
Ruben Patterson

No. 31 overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft
Played for the Lakers, SuperSonics, Trail Blazers, Nuggets, Bucks and Clippers (1998-2008)
Eddie Robinson

Played for the Hornets and Bulls (1999-2004)
Gregory Smith (Greg)

Played for the Rockets, Mavericks and Timberwolves (2011-2016)
Sebastian Telfair

No. 13 overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft
Played for the Trail Blazers, Celtics, Timberwolves, Clippers, Cavaliers, Suns, Raptors and Thunder (2004-12015)
Charles Watson Jr. (C.J.)

Played for the Warriors, Bulls, Nets, Pacers and Magic (2007-2017)
Antoine Wright

No. 15 overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft
Played for the Nets, Mavericks, Raptors and Kings (2005-2011)
Anthony Wroten (Tony)

No. 25 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft
Played for the Grizzlies and 76ers (2012-16)

It crazy how they all made so much money and yet are getting done for defrauding 4,000,000.

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Not surprised to see a couple of knuckleheads like Telfair & D. Miles on the list.

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4x guys who have won titles on that list.
So crazy that they would resort to fraud.

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Just goes to don't need to have a lot of intelligence to play in the NBA. And they really thought they'd get away with it????

'One former NBA player, Strauss said, submitted a bill for $48,000 claiming he had IV sedation and root canals and crowns on eight teeth on December 20, 2018 at an office in Beverly Hills, California. But Strauss said, on that date, travel records and even "publicly available box scores" show the man was actually playing professional basketball in Taiwan.'

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I wonder if the Jan 6th Traitors will get more jail time than these guys, it appears they won't get even come close

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US healthcare system

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