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Kevin Durant suing ex-accountant over tax troubles

The Western Conference's Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma

The Western Conference's Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrates a shot against the Eastern Conference during 2014 NBA All-Star game at the Smoothie King Center on February 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Credit: Getty Images / Ronald Martinez

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Thunder forward Kevin Durant is suing his former accountant over what the star NBA star says are mistakes in his taxes.

Attorneys for Durant say in the federal lawsuit filed last month that California-based accountant Joel Lynn Elliott deducted some personal expenses as business expenses on Durant's tax returns without proper documentation. The expenses include personal travel and a personal chef.

The lawsuit says Elliott prepared Durant's personal taxes and taxes for his company, K. Durant Enterprises, from 2007 to 2011. The lawsuit says Durant will now have to amend his taxes, pay back taxes and possibly penalties.

Durant is seeking a total of $600,000 on three separate counts.

Attorneys for Durant and Elliott didn't immediately return messages.

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