Kermit Washington accused of embezzling money from charities
Former NBA forward Kermit Washington has been accused by a federal grand jury of embezzling money from his charities, according to court documents.
Washington, who played in the NBA for more than a decade, could serve more than 40 years in prison if convicted. The indictment states that he pocketed roughly $200,000 in donations from 2010–15 from his two charities, Project Contact Africa and The 6th Man Foundation. Washington also allegedly filed false income taxes from 2010–13.
In addition to facing up to $1 million in fines, Washington could be charged with corrupt interference with the internal revenue laws, conspiring to commit wire fraud, obstruction and aggravated identity theft.
Washington played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, San Diego Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors during his NBA tenure.