Former NBA player, NC native to serve prison time for failing to pay child support

Former NBA player, NC native to serve prison time for failing to pay child support

Former NBA player, NC native to serve prison time for failing to pay child support

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by WCNC.com staff

WCNC.com

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 21 at 2:04 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Former NBA player Kenny Williams will serve nine months in prison and pay hundreds of thousands in restitution after failing to pay child support.

A judge ruled the 44-year-old Elizabeth City native will serve one year of supervised release following his imprisonment and pay more than $660,000.

Williams pleaded guilty to his charges in August 2000.

The FBI says despite earning salaries of up to $180,000 in his career, he failed to pay ordered child support for his three children. But he drove luxury cars and lived overseas during that time, investigators say, as his ex-wife and kids received welfare payments.

He remained a fugitive until he was arrested in March of this year.

Williams is a former player for the Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers.

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