Former NBA champion Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis handed 40-month prison sentence over NBA fraud scheme

Francis Akhalbey May 10, 2024
Glen "Big Baby" Davis was sentenced to 40 months in prison over NBA fraud scheme -- Photo Credit: Michael Tipton

Former Boston Celtics star Glen “Big Baby” Davis was on Thursday sentenced to 40 months in prison for creating fraudulent invoices to claim reimbursements from the NBA’s insurance plan for players and their families.

Per FOX Sports, the 38-year-old NBA championship winner was handed the punishment after he was found guilty of health care fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to make false statements and conspiracy to commit health care and wire fraud. That was in November 2023.

Besides the prison sentence, Davis was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release, CBS News reported. Davis is among several other players who allegedly made doctors and dentists create fraudulent invoices to claim such reimbursements. 

Davis’ conviction also comes after another former Boston Celtics player, Terrence Williams, was handed a 10-year prison sentence for defrauding the NBA’s healthcare plan. Williams was convicted in August last year. Other retired NBA players including Tony Allen and Sebastian Telfair were also charged.

Then a rookie, Davis was instrumental in the Boston Celtics’ run to win the 2008 NBA championship. He was also part of the Celtics team that made it to the 2010 NBA finals. Davis subsequently had stints with teams including the Orlando Magic and the L.A. Clippers before retiring after the 2014-15 season, CBS News reported.

In 2018, Davis was arrested and charged with seven counts of drug possession and distribution. He, however, avoided jail time after paying $15,000. 

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: May 10, 2024


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