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."