Two former NBA players have been convicted for a fraud scheme related to the league’s Players’ Health and Welfare Benefit Plan.
The United States Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York announced that ex-NBA players Alan Anderson and Keyon Dooling have been convicted for defrauding the Players’ Health and Welfare Benefit Plan. Anderson was given a 24-month prison sentence, and Dooling was handed a 30-month sentence.
From the press release:
“The Plan is a health care plan providing benefits to eligible active and former players of the NBA. DOOLING and ANDERSON both played in the NBA and were eligible to receive reimbursements from the Plan for legitimate, qualifying medical expenses.
Co-defendant TERRENCE WILLIAMS orchestrated the scheme to defraud the Plan. DOOLING and ANDERSON also occupied managerial roles in the scheme.
WILLIAMS, DOOLING, and ANDERSON recruited other former NBA players to defraud the Plan, including by offering to provide them with false invoices to support their fraudulent claims.”
Dooling also must forfeit $449,250.50 and pay $547,495 in restitutions. Anderson will forfeit $121,000 and give up the same amount in restitutions.
Anderson came to the NBA as an undrafted free agent in 2005, starting his career with the Charlotte Bobcats (now Hornets). He also had stops with the Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers.
Dooling was drafted 10th overall by the Magic in 2000 but was quickly traded to the Clippers. The Missouri product also played for the Miami Heat, Orlando, New Jersey (now Brooklyn) Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies.
During the 2020 Orlando bubble, the Utah Jazz hired Dooling to serve as a development coach. The 42-year-old Dooling also won a gold medal with the United States at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in 1998.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.