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Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis sentenced to 40 months in prison


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Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis sentenced to 40 months in prison

CONTROVERSIAL. Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis in action for the Orlando Magic.


Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis – who played for several teams, including the 2008 champion Boston Celtics – is the fourth prominent former NBA player sentenced in the case involving a scheme that defrauded the league healthcare plan

Former NBA player Glen “Big Baby” Davis was sentenced to 40 months in prison and three years supervised release by a federal judge on Thursday, May 9, for his role in defrauding the league healthcare plan of more than $5 million over four years.

Davis is the fourth prominent former player sentenced in the case after they were found guilty of the scheme in which at least 20 people aided in submitting or falsifying claims to the NBA healthcare plan.

Davis submitted a total of $132,000 worth of claims, almost all of which were proven fraudulent by prosecutors using cellphone geolocation data and related travel expenses.

He also was ordered to make a payment of $80,000 in restitution with financial management classes and drug testing mandatory as conditional terms of his eventual release.

A second-round pick in 2007 out of LSU, Davis was part of the 2008 NBA champion Boston Celtics and last played in the league with the Clippers in 2015.

Davis, 38, was found guilty in November of health care fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to make false statements and conspiracy to commit health care and wire fraud. He faced sentencing Thursday with a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

Davis is the fifth NBA player sentenced in connection with the scheme joining Terrence Williams, Keyon Dooling, Alan Anderson, and Will Bynum. 

Williams was the ringleader behind the plan and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Bynum was given an 18-month sentence for making false statements to the health and welfare plan.

Dooling, a former vice president of the National Basketball Players Association, was sentenced to 30 months and Anderson received 24 months in prison for their roles. 

Dooling was ordered to forfeit $449,250 and make restitution payments totaling $547,495. –

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