Former NBA Player Will Bynum Sentenced To 18 Months For Involvement In NBA Insurance Fraud Scandal


In a significant development within the basketball community, former Detroit Pistons guard Will Bynum has been sentenced to 18 months in prison following his involvement in an NBA insurance fraud scandal. 

Bynum, who had a notable six-season tenure with the Pistons, was implicated in a complex scheme that defrauded the NBA Players’ Health and Welfare Benefit Plan. According to court documents, Bynum and other former NBA players were involved in submitting false dental and medical claims, leading to substantial financial losses for the plan.

The investigation revealed that Bynum received fake invoices for medical services amounting to $200,000, which were never actually rendered. The fraudulent activities took place between 2018 and 2019, and Bynum was among 20 individuals convicted in the case, many of whom were former professional basketball players.

As part of his sentence, the 41-year-old Chicago native has been ordered to forfeit $182,000 and pay an equal amount in restitution.


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