EntertainmentGlen Davis was found guilty of fraud. Faces up to 20 years in prison

Glen Davis was found guilty of fraud. Faces up to 20 years in prison

Glan Davis in tears during a press conference.
Glan Davis in tears during a press conference.
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1:52 PM EST, November 16, 2023

Media speculation suggests that Glen Davis may not end up serving a lengthy sentence, but it's still highly likely that he won't avoid jail time. The former basketball player, more commonly known by his nickname "Big Baby", was found guilty of financial fraud.

Glen Davis enjoyed an active basketball career from 2007 to 2019. He largely spent his career with the Boston Celtics and the Orlando Magic. Just before his retirement, he played for the Los Angeles Clippers and the St. John's Edge. Among "Big Baby's" crowning achievements was representing the Celtics in their championship run in 2008.

Life after his sporting career has proven to be difficult for Davis. He has found himself in court as a defendant in a case concerning financial fraud within the NBA healthcare system. The chief instigator behind this scheme was Terrence Williams, who pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a decade in prison.

The fraud scheme invoiced for medical and dental procedures that were never carried out. Glen Davis was one of several basketball players implicated in this swindle, which scammed more than five million dollars.

Under the law, Glen Davis could face a maximum sentence of 20 years in jail. "Bloomberg" predicts that the sentence may not be that severe, considering the mastermind of the scheme was sentenced to 10 years. Nevertheless, it's unlikely that "Big Baby" will be able to dodge prison time.

"Despite many of the over 20 defendants being high-profile NBA stars, their actions constituted a typical plan to defraud the NBA healthcare system. They decided to extract illicit profits of over five million dollars," states Damian Williams, a Manhattan prosecutor.
"This sentence serves as a reminder that regardless of one's fame and success in sports or any other field, it does not shield them from criminal charges. Fraud is always fraud," adds Williams.
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