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Statement Of U.S. Attorney Damian Williams On The Conviction Of William Washington

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York

“Today, Doctor William Washington was found guilty by a unanimous jury of engaging in a widespread scheme to defraud the NBA Players’ Health and Welfare Benefits Plan.  This scam by former players — some who earned tens of millions in successful NBA careers — and health care providers caused a loss of over $5 million to the health care benefit plan.  The players and doctors who engaged in this audacious scheme clearly thought it would go unnoticed — they were wrong.  Washington now stands convicted of federal crimes for facilitating fraud and betraying his oath as a health care provider.” 


Nicholas Biase, Lauren Scarff, Shelby Wratchford
(212) 637-2600

Updated June 28, 2024

Health Care Fraud
Press Release Number: 24-237