Kermit Washington accused of embezzling money from charities

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Kermit Washington accused of embezzling money from charities
Wednesday May 25th, 2016

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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.

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Washington played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, San Diego Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors during his NBA tenure.

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