Sport Ex-NBA player Kermit Washington, best known for sucker-punching Rudy Tomjanovich, sentenced for African charity fraud

19:27  10 july  2018
19:27  10 july  2018 Source:   nydailynews.com

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Former NBA player Kermit Washington is accused of using donations intended to help needy people in Africa for his own gain. Washington ’s NBA career spanned more than a decade, although he’s best known for punching Rudy Tomjanovich in an on-court altercation in 1977.

Kermit Washington , the NBA journeyman best known for breaking Rudy Tomjanovich ’s jaw with a devastating punch during a Lakers-Rockets game in 1977, has been arrested and charged with defrauding charity donors and diverting the proceeds for his own personal gain.

a man wearing a suit and tie© Washington Post/Getty Images The man responsible for the most infamous sucker punch in sports history is headed to jail for treating donors of his fake charity like suckers.

Former NBA player Kermit Washington, who broke Rudy Tomjanovich’s face during a 1977 brawl, was sentenced to six years in prison without parole in Kansas City for stealing money from a fraudulent charity he ran, according to the Kansas City Star.

Washington’s Sixth Man Foundation funneled money slated to fund medical services for African kids with HIV and used it instead to pay for vacations, plastic surgery for his girlfriend and personal expenses.

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Former NBA player Kermit Washington has pleaded guilty to spending thousands of dollars on jewelry, vacations and other personal items from money donated to an African charity he organized. Washington , who is most remembered for being the player who punched Rudy Tomjanovich in the

Kermit Alan Washington (born September 17, 1951) is an American former professional basketball player . Washington is best remembered for punching opposing player Rudy Tomjanovich during

Washington, 66, was sentenced to six years in federal prison and was ordered to pay back $967,158 by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays. He pleaded guilty in December to two counts of making a false statement in a tax return and one count of aggravated identity theft. He was also found to have fraudulently used the identity of someone living in Oregon to maintain a base of operations for the fake charity.

Washington played in the NBA from 1973-1982 but is best known for ending Tomjanovich’s career with that punch in 1977. Washington, playing for the Lakers at the time, was suspended 26 games for the incident.

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