An ex-NBA vice president and Jazz assistant has been imprisoned.

A former VP of the NBA was detained, adding to a criminal case in which 18 former NBA players were accused with cheating the league's health and welfare benefit plan & pocketing millions of dollars.

The amended indictment adds Keyon Dooling to the case, which was initially filed in October and revealed that a number of former NBA players had collectively received $2.5 million from the benefit scheme.

Dooling was one of three people added to the indictment on Wednesday. He was a union officer for eight years and finally became the organization's first vice president.

Dooling, who is currently an assistant coach with the Utah Jazz, played in the NBA for portions of 13 seasons with seven different clubs.

The Jazz stated in a statement that Dooling informed them of the charge on Wednesday morning.

It is a matter involving his tenure with the NBA before joining our company. The Jazz said that he had been placed on paid administrative leave.

Dooling "allegedly engaged in the plan and solicited additional co-conspirators to join the scam," according to authorities.

All were charged with health care fraud and wire fraud for a scheme that allegedly lasted from at least 2017 to 2020, according to officials.

Acc. to the indictment , Dooling fraudulently took nearly $350,000 from the plan revenues. It claimed that around $5 million in bogus claims were made in total, albeit claimants did not get the same amount in compensation.

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