With the NBA season looming, the latest news sending shockwaves around the league isn’t the type that commissioner Adam Silver will be thrilled about. In a stunning revelation, it looks like 18 former players have been indicted in Manhattan federal court. The alleged ringleader is Terrence Williams, who played for the New Jersey Nets, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings and Boston Celtics along with numerous stops overseas, including a stint with the Meralco Bolts in 2014. Other notable names include Glen Davis and Tony Allen, who were teammates on the 2008 title-winning Celtics squad.

According to an NBC New York report, the group of former players, plus Allen’s wife Desiree, have been hit with fraud charges that could land them in prison for up to 20 years. The scam they took part in saw them make bogus reimbursement claims for medical and dental services that never happened. 

The false claims totalled $3.9 million, $2.5 million of which had been pocketed by the perpetrators. It’s a crazy story, especially when you consider that many of these players earned the type of money that most of us can only dream of. For example, Davis earned a little over $33 million during his NBA stint.

Here’s the full list of players indicted:

  • Terrence Williams
  • Alan Anderson
  • Tony Allen
  • Glen Davis
  • Shannon Brown
  • Will Bynum
  • Christopher Douglas-Roberts
  • Anthony Wroten
  • Milton Palacio
  • Sebastian Telfair
  • Antoine Wright
  • Darius Miles
  • Ruben Patterson
  • Eddie Robinson
  • Gregory Smith
  • Jamario Moon