CultureThursday 04.28.22

Jazz Assistant Coach Keyon Dooling was reportedly arrested for defrauding the NBA's health and welfare benefit plan.

Utah Jazz assistant coach and former National Basketball Association vice president Keyon Dooling was arrested Wednesday morning in a fraudulent case.

Dooling was added to a criminal case in which 18 former NBA players were charged with illegally claiming millions of dollars by defrauding the NBA’s health and welfare benefit plan.

According to the authorities, Dooling pocketed around $350,000 by submitting fake medical expenses that were for procedures that were never performed.

The Department of Justice released a statement saying that the U.S. attorney’s office announced charges against William Washington, a doctor, and Aamir Wahab, a dentist, along with Dooling in the fraudulent scheme.

The DOJ also released excerpts of text messages exchanged between Wahab and Dooling around April 2018, about creating fake invoices for another former league player. Dooling also messaged another co-conspirator about transferring the proceeds obtained from the transaction in the scheme, around June 2019, according to the DOJ report.

The Utah Jazz has now placed Dooling on paid administrative leave.

Recount Wire