Ex-NBA player Kermit Washington accused of misusing charity funds

May 27, 2016, 08:22 IST | AFP

Washington: Former NBA player Kermit Washington, best known for a 1977 on-court punch that nearly killed opponent Rudy Tomjanovich, has been indicted for fraud, a federal grand jury unsealed on Wednesday revealed.

Washington faces up to 45 years in prison and a $1 million fine if convicted on four charges related to tax evasion and defrauding donors to his charity.

Washington played in the NBA from 1973 to 1982 for the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, etv.    

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