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Former NBA player Terrence Williams was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday and ordered to pay $2.5 million in restitution for defrauding a league healthcare plan into paying bogus invoices, making Williams one of the latest former players to receive a prison sentence over the scheme.

Williams, who admitted to leading the scheme and pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy and aggravated identity theft, was said by prosecutors to have made at least $300,000 in kickbacks from other players.

 

Williams, sentenced in the Southern District of New York, will pay $2.5 million in restitution to the NBA Players’ Health and Welfare Benefit Plan and forfeit $654,000 as part of his plea deal.

 

Throughout the scheme’s approximate four-year run from 2017 to 2021, the former New Jersey Nets player impersonated health plan employees and recruited legitimate healthcare providers and NBA players to “expand his criminal conspiracy and maximize his ill-gotten gains,” according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Damian Williams, who called the scheme “brazen.”

 
 

Prosecutors found Williams threatened one of the healthcare providers who created fraudulent invoices for him and threatened a witness after he was charged and arrested last year, telling them they were “talking way to[o] f***ing much” and that “me spitting in your face is exactly what you’ll see.”

Presiding U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni said Williams, who has been behind bars since May 2022, has no money, according to Bloomberg.

 

 

 
 
 

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