- Players submitted false claims to NBA’s health plan
- Doctors and dentists were also implicated in scheme
Former Boston Celtics forward Glen “Big Baby” Davis and ex-Detroit Piston Will Bynum were convicted by a New York jury on Wednesday in a scheme that prosecutors say defrauded an insurance plan for NBA players and their families of more than $5m.
Davis, 37, who won the NBA championship in 2008 with the Celtics and , was convicted on four counts including wire fraud, health care fraud, conspiring to commit fraud, and conspiring to make false statements. Bynum, 40, was found guilty of conspiring to make false statements, but acquitted on a fraud conspiracy charge.