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Kevin Garnett Is Sueing His Accountant For Stealing $77 Million From Him

AP Photo/Elise Amendola

AP Photo/Elise Amendola

Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics legend Kevin Garnett may be one of the highest career earners in NBA history, but with those mountains and mountains of cash he's managed to accumulate over his illustrious career, he's also attracted the type of people who wouldn't mind a piece of his huge pie, even if it means risking jail time.

As reported by the Associated Press this past week, Garnett filed a lawsuit -- which has made it's way to the U.S. District Court in Minnesota -- accusing his accountant of stealing $77 million from him.

Garnett is alleging that accountant Michael Wertheim and Welenken CPAs assisted Charles Banks IV as he stole from Garnett through business over several years.

According to the lawsuit, Wertheim "possessed actual knowledge that Banks was helping himself to millions of dollars of Garnett's money and did nothing about it."

If you think you've heard the name Charles Banks IV before, you'd be right, as this is the same Charles Banks IV who was sentenced to four years in federal prison in 2017 after stealing millions of dollars from fellow legendary power forward Tim Duncan.

According to Paul Walsh of the Star Tribune, Banks stopped stealing from Garnett once he was sentenced to prison and KG's legal team was allowed to access the accounting firm's financial records.

The defendants are staying steadfast however, stating that they will "vigorously" fight Garnett's allegations.