Ex-Celtic Keyon Dooling arrested in NBA fraud case

Another former Boston Celtics player was involved in an alleged scheme to defraud the NBA health and welfare benefit plan for medical services that never happened, with the Reporting by Larry Neumeister and Tim Reynolds of The Associated Press that former Celtics guard and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) vice president Keyon Dooling — currently an assistant coach with the Utah Jazz — was arrested after the initial indictment was expanded.

“Dooling was arrested in Utah on Wednesday, officials said. Also added to the indictment were a doctor and a dentist who officials say were medical providers who facilitated the scheme,” which would have worked with Dooling, the latter “would have participated in the scheme and recruited other co-conspirators to join the scheme”.

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“The indictment updated Wednesday said Dooling pocketed approximately $350,000 of the plan’s proceeds illegally,” the AP added.

In total, it is reported that “approximately $5 million in false claims” were submitted, noting that Dooling previously served as the NBPA’s wellness adviser. The former Celtics player is now on paid administrative leave while the case unfolds according to a statement released by the Utah Jazz.

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