Former Memphis Grizzlies star Tony Allen is facing years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud, and details via TPS;
This week, Tony Allen has been speaking out on what is going on with Ja Morant, but he has his own issues to deal with
Former Memphis Grizzlies star Tony Allen has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud, according to court documents.
Allen, his wife, and 17 other former NBA players, including former Grizzlies player Tony Wroten and former Tigers player Christopher Douglas-Roberts, were indicted in October 2021, according to the US Attorney’s Office in New York.
Tony Allen pleaded guilty to one count and will be sentenced on August 8, 2023, according to court documents. He is facing up to years, but it should be noted that others who have plead guilty have received no jail sentences.
Court documents have also shown prosecution has been deferred for Allen’s wife Desiree, for six months under supervision, and according to the order, if she complies, ‘”no further prosecution will be instituted in this District” for the offense.
19 people were indicted on charges of defrauding the league’s health and welfare benefit plan out of about $4 million, according to an indictment in New York.
Others indicted include Terrence Williams, Sebastian Telfair, Glen “Big Baby” Davis, Darius Miles, Alan Anderson, Shannon Brown, Will Bynum, Melvin Ely, Milton Palacio, Ruben Patterson, Eddie Robinson, Greg Smith, Charles Watson, and Antoine Wright.
For Allen, his issues had him asking the Grizzlies to postpone his jersey retirement when the charges came about.
He is still one of the most beloved players in franchise history.
The good news for Allen is while he is looking for two years in prison, by pleading guilty like some of the other players he might only get probation.
Tony Allen could face up to 2 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud, per @DrewHill_DM pic.twitter.com/YEgMnXUGsX
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