Ex-Celtics, Grizzlies guard Tony Allen avoids prison time in scheme to defraud NBA benefits plan: Report

Ex-Celtics, Grizzlies guard Tony Allen avoids prison time in scheme to defraud NBA benefits plan: Report

Former Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen was sentenced to community service and supervision Tuesday for his role in a scheme to defraud the NBA’s health and welfare benefits plan, according to reporter Pete Brush. Here’s what you need to know:

Allen, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud in April, is among the 18 former NBA players accused of submitting $5 million in fraudulent medical and dental claims from 2017 to 2020, according to court documents. Allen paid back most of the $420,000 he illegally obtained before he was…


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