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Terrence Williams
Terrence Williams
Position: -
Born: 06/28/87
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Earnings: $6,940,335 ($8,558,216*)
Former NBA player Terrence Williams will face arraignment May 6 in the Southern District of New York on a superseding indictment alleging he was the ringleader of a plan to defraud the NBA players’ health care plan of about $5 million. The indictment charges that Williams provided other former NBA players with false invoices from William Washington, a doctor in Washington state, and Aamir Wahab, a California dentist, “to support their false and fraudulent claims” for medical services, which they submitted to the plan.
Storyline: Former Players Fraud Case
More charges against new defendants could be coming in the alleged $4 million health care fraud scheme carried out by more than a dozen former NBA players, prosecutors hinted Tuesday. At a court hearing, Manhattan Assistant US Attorney Kristy Greenberg said the feds’ investigation into the rip-off, allegedly orchestrated by ex-New Jersey Nets guard Terrence Williams, is ongoing. “Does the government anticipate there will be a [new] indictment that does or doesn’t include additional defendants? Possibly?” Manhattan federal Judge Valerie Caproni asked Greenberg. “It is possible, Your Honor,” Greenberg responded at the conference for defendants Alan Anderson and Shannon Brown, who were among the 18 former athletes indicted earlier this month.
Retired NBA shooting guard Tony Allen, one of 18 former players charged with defrauding the league’s health care plan through fake medical treatments, pled not guilty Tuesday and said through a lawyer he will “prepare his defense. “The former NBA All-Defensive Team member was among the most prominent defendants charged last Thursday with a $4 million benefits fraud scheme allegedly masterminded by former Boston Celtic Terrence Williams.
Storyline: Former Players Fraud Case
As chairman of the National Basketball Retired Players Association, Spencer Haywood fought for full health care for retired players, especially those aging greats from the 1970s who missed the NBA’s salary boon and were struggling for medical attention. That happened in 2016, when the NBA Players Association agreed that current players would contribute to a fund that would provide medical benefits for players with at least three years of service time. Haywood was horrified this week when federal prosecutors charged 18 former NBA players with defrauding the league’s health care system of more than $4 million with the ringleader being former lottery pick and Celtics player Terrence Williams.
Storyline: Former Players Fraud Case
Friday’s silver lining was the rapid development of young point guard D’Angelo Russell, coming off his first triple-double with 18 points and career-highs of 13 assists and 11 rebounds. It was the Nets’ first since Terrence Williams on April 9, 2010, and their first in regulation since the halcyon Jason Kidd era. “I thought he was good all around,”coach Kenny Atkinson said. “He was good on the defensive end.”