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Ex-Celtics guard Keyon Dooling arrested in expansion of NBA fraud case

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Another former Boston Celtics player has been implicated in an alleged scheme to defraud the NBA’s health and welfare benefit plan for medical services that never took place. The Associated Press’ Larry Neumeister and Tim Reynolds reported former Celtics guard and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) vice president Keyon Dooling — currently a Utah Jazz assistant coach — was arrested after the initial indictment was expanded.

“Dooling was arrested Wednesday in Utah, officials said. Also added to the indictment were a doctor and a dentist who officials said were medical providers who facilitated the scheme.” They reportedly worked with Dooling, the latter “allegedly engaged in the scheme and recruited other co-conspirators to join the scheme.”

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

In total, it is reported that “about $5 million in false claims” had been submitted, noting that Dooling had been previously the wellness counselor for the NBPA. The former Celtics player is on paid administrative leave while the case plays out according to a statement released by the Utah Jazz.

This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire. Follow us on Facebook!

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