Two former NBA players have been sentenced to at least two years in prison for their roles in defrauding the league’s health and welfare plan by making claims for services that were never performed.
Keyon Dooling, who played 13 seasons with seven different teams, and Alan Anderson, an eight-year NBA veteran with five clubs, were among 19 former players arrested for making what prosecutors said were roughly $4 million in false claims.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York announced Friday that Dooling – the former vice president of the NBA Players Association – was sentenced to 30 months in prison. Anderson was earlier sentenced to 24 months in prison on Feb. 10.
The 42-year-old Dooling, who at the time of his arrest in 2022 was an assistant coach for the Utah Jazz, was accused of receiving $363,000 in fraudulent claims and helping other players file an additional $194,295 worth of fake claims.
Anderson, 40, was arrested in 2021 and accused of submitting $121,000 in fraudulent claims for himself and recruiting for other players for the scheme, resulting in an additional $700,000 in false claims.
Source: USA Today