6 Years In Prison
… For Charity Scam
7/9/2018 3:29 PM PDT
Ex-NBA star Kermit Washington was just sentenced to 6 years in prison … and ordered to pay almost $1 MILLION in restitution for stealing money meant for charity … TMZ Sports has learned.
Washington — a 66-year-old former NBA All-Star who played for the Lakers and Celtics — was sentenced by a federal judge in Missouri after pleading guilty to 3 felonies and admitting to scamming people out of huge donations.
Officials say Washington used his fame to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars meant for several African charities — money which he diverted and used to fund a lavish lifestyle … including shopping sprees and plastic surgery for his GF.
In addition to the 6-year prison sentence, the judge also ordered Kermit to pay $967,158 in restitution.
Washington was immediately taken into custody.
See ya in 2024.
By the way, Kermit was the guy who famously punched Rudy Tomjanovich in the face during a violent NBA brawl in 1977.
Despite the brutal injuries Rudy suffered at the time, he told TMZ Sports he “feels sorry” for Kermit and hopes for the best for him.