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Longtime NBA Player Pleads Guilty To Troubling Charges

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27: A ball sits courtside during the game between the New York Knicks and the Memphis Grizzlies at Madison Square Garden on March 27, 2013 in New York City. The Knicks defeated the Grizzlies 108-101. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

A longtime NBA player has officially pled guilty to some troubling charges this week.

Terrence Williams, a longtime NBA veteran, has reportedly pled guilty to aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit health care and wire fraud.

The 36-year-old former NBA player was in the league from 2009-13 and continued to play professionally for several years.

Williams was reportedly the ringleader of a scheme to defraud the NBA's healthcare plan.

"Williams led a scheme involving more than 18 former NBA players, a dentist, a doctor, and a chiropractor, to defraud the NBA Players’ Health and Welfare Benefit Plan of millions of dollars," U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Damian Williams said in a statement. "Williams also impersonated others to help him take what was not his — money that belonged to the Plan."

Williams has reportedly agreed to pay restitution of $2.5 million, and pay a fine of over $650,000.

He will face sentencing in January.