Former Detroit Pistons player Will Bynum has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for his involvement in an NBA insurance fraud scandal, as reported by ESPN.

Bynum, aged 41, hailing from Bensenville, Illinois, faced sentencing in Manhattan federal court following his conviction in November on charges related to false statements in NBA insurance claims.

The scandal involved several former NBA players, with Bynum being among more than 20 individuals convicted for their roles in submitting false dental and medical claims to the NBA Players’ Health and Benefit Welfare Plan.

Apart from the prison term, Bynum has been ordered to forfeit $182,000 and pay restitution of the same amount by judge Valerie E. Caproni.

Bynum, whose career spanned 360 games with an average of 8.1 points and 3.3 assists, was implicated in a scheme alongside other ex-NBA players like Terrence Williams and Keyon Dooling between 2018 and 2019.

The fraudulent activities involved fake invoices, with Bynum purportedly receiving fabricated documents indicating medical services he had never undergone at a chiropractor in the Los Angeles area.

During the trial, Bynum testified, but prosecutors accused him of perjury and obstructing justice.