Feds indict 18 former NBA players for ‘$3.9million healthcare scheme

Terrence Williams: Alleged ringleader was a first-round pick out of Louisville by the New Jersey Nets in 2009. Williams allegedly made fake invoices and submitted them on behalf of other former players, but the bogus documents were noticed due to formatting and grammatical issues, according to the indictment. Williams was derided for maturity issues during his career, such as tardiness and other infractions. He was also arrested in his native Washington state in 2013 when he allegedly showed a handgun to an ex-girlfriend during a scheduled visit with their 10-year-old son.

Sebastian Telfair: A high school phenom and the younger cousin of former Knicks star Stephon Marbury, Telfair struggled in the NBA and has battled legal problems in recent years. In 2017, he and another man were picked up during a traffic stop in Brooklyn after being found with marijuana and firearms. He was eventually found guilty of felonious weapons possession and sentenced to three years in prison, but that case is currently under appeal.

Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis: Another member of the 2007-8 champion Celtics, Davis went on to play for the Clippers and Orlando Magic, but has faced his own legal problems. He was arrested in 2018 for drug possession and distribution after police found 126 grams of marijuana in a briefcase with $92,000 in cash at a Maryland hotel. Davis paid a $15,000 and prosecutors have not pursued charges.

Tony Allen: A six-time NBA All-Defensive First Team selection, Allen was indicted along with his wife Desiree. Allen was a key bench contributor for the Boston Celtics’ title-winning team in 2008 and later starred for several Memphis Grizzlies playoff teams.

Jamario Moon: A journeyman player, Moon’s remarkable athleticism allowed him to team with LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2009 until 2011.

Alan Anderson: Journeyman NBA player out of Michigan State started his career with the Charlotte Bobcats in 2005, but soon found himself overseas before returning to suit up for the Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets.

Shannon Brown: A former first-round pick out of Michigan State is best remembered for suiting up alongside Kobe Bryant on a pair of Los Angeles Lakers title-winning teams.

Will Bynum: After playing overseas, Bynum became a regular contributor for the Detroit Pistons from 2008 until 2014.

Melvin Ely: A former first-round pick out of Fresno State, Ely teamed with Darius Miles on the Clippers and later won a title with the San Antonio Spurs in 2007.

Christopher Douglas-Roberts: A former teammate of Williams’s with the Nets, Douglas-Roberts was an All-American at Memphis before an eight-year professional career.

Tony Wroten: A former Grizzlies and 76ers guard who now plays in Spain.

Milt Palacio: Best known for a game-winning buzzer-beating shot against the Nets in 2000, the citizen of Belize played for six NBA teams.

Antoine Wright: A former first-round pick by the New Jersey Nets in 2005, Wright’s pro career ended in Mexico in 2016.

Darius Miles: Drafted third out of high school by the Clippers in 2000, Miles had an underwhelming NBA career and was out of the pros by 2009. As an actor, he appeared in the 2004 film, The Perfect Score, about teens cheating on standardized tests.

Ruben Patterson: Known as the ‘Kobe stopper’ for his relative defensive success against Kobe Bryant, Patterson played for six NBA teams from 1998 to 2007.

Eddie Robinson: Undrafted out of Central Oklahoma in 1998, Robinson played for the Charlotte Hornets and the Chicago Bulls from 1999 to 2004.

Gregory Smith: Briefly played for three NBA teams from 2014 to 2016.

CJ Watson: Best known for his time on the Chicago Bulls, the former Tennessee guard played for five NBA teams and most recently played professionally in Turkey in 2019. 

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