18 former NBA players have been charged with conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and wire fraud charges.
The charges stem from an alleged scheme to bilk a fund for retired players out of close to $4 million.
The group of 18 racked up $2.5 million in fraudulent proceeds out of $3.9 million in filed claims.
Former guard Terrence Williams was the “linchpin” in the alleged scam, according to the indictment.
The indictment could carry a maximum of 20 years in prison.
The other players involved in the scam are mostly mid-2000s sixth-men and benchwarmers. Tony Allen, Glen “Big Baby” Davis, and Abraham Lincoln High School legend Sebastian Telfair were among the most notable hit with a charge of aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to committed fraud.