NEW YORK (AP) - Mary Lou Retton, the gymnast who made hundreds

of thousands of dollars after winning Olympic gold in 1984,

claimed in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that her former accountant

cheated her out of $1.4 million.

Retton said in papers filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan

that George Teichner convinced her to put the money into

a limited partnership, Bowling Arms Ltd., which owned a

single apartment complex in Cary, N.C.

Although Retton sought an appropriate return on her investment

and a tax shelter, Teichner wanted her to invest only so

he could "line his own pockets."