Glen Davis, Will Bynum convicted in insurance fraud scheme

Glen "Big Baby" Davis and ex-Detroit Piston Will Bynum were convicted by a New York jury on Wednesday in a scheme that prosecutors said defrauded an insurance plan for NBA players and their families of more than $5 million.

More than 20 people have been convicted in the case, many of them onetime NBA players who submitted fictitious dental and medical claims to the NBA Players' Health and Benefit Welfare Plan.

Today's conviction exemplifies that despite notoriety or success in sports or any other field, no one is exempt from criminal charges if they engage in fraud," U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said in a statement.

Davis, 37, was the Southeastern Conference player of the year while leading Louisiana State to the 2006 NCAA championship game.




He was a member of the Celtics' 2008 NBA title team during an eight-year pro career for Boston, the Orlando Magic and LA Clippers.

Bynum, 40, played parts of four seasons in the NBA with the Nets, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings and Celtics, averaging 7.1 points and 2.4 assists in 153 games.