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NBA Player Gets Six Years in Referral and Tax Fraud Scheme

By Greg Jones (Senior Editor)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | 2636 | 0 | 36 min read

A retired basketball player who received kickbacks for referring athletes to a workers’ compensation attorney in Southern California as part of a larger scheme to siphon off money from a charity was sentenced to six years in prison. Kermit A. Washington, 66, pleaded guilty in November to two counts of making a false statement in a tax return and one count of aggravated identity theft. He was ordered to serve 24 months for each charge, with the sentences running consecutively. He was also ordered to pay restitution totaling $967,158. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Western Missouri...

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