The recent developments related to the arrests of multiple former NBA players in 2021 for defrauding the NBA Players’ Health and Welfare Benefit Plan have led to the convictions of Glen Davis and Will Bynum on Wednesday.
“While many of the more than 20 defendants convicted in this case were well-known NBA stars, their conduct was otherwise a typical fraudulent scheme designed to defraud the NBA’s health care plan and net the defendants over $5 million in illicit profits,” noted U.S. Attorney Damian Williams in a statement.
“Today’s conviction exemplifies that despite notoriety or success in sports or any other field, no one is exempt from criminal charges if they engage in fraud.”
Will Bynum, aged 40, enjoyed an eight-season career in the NBA, notably spending six years with the Detroit Pistons. Leveraging his skills overseas, he became a key player for Maccabi Tel Aviv from 2006 to 2008. Bynum further showcased his abilities in Turkey and China.
Convictions for defrauding NBA Players’ Health and Welfare Benefit Plan extend to Will Bynum and Glen Davishttps://t.co/A1JhFbmipS— Eurohoops (@Eurohoopsnet) November 16, 2023