Accountant accused of stealing money while preparing taxes for former Bucks player to plead guilty

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Mequon accountant will plead guilty to stealing more than $800,000 while he was preparing the taxes for a former Milwaukee Bucks player. 

Zaza Pachulia has played for the Bucks and four other NBA teams over a 15-year career. From 2004 until 2015 an accountant named Randy Usow was doing taxes for Pachulia and his wife. 

According to court records, for at least five years, Usow filed bogus returns, claiming bigger refunds than Pachulias actually earned. The couple didn't know this. 

Then the accountant put the inflated refund into an account he controlled and wired a smaller amount to the Pachulias. 

They sued the accountant. He plans to plead guilty and could wind up in prison for up to 12 years. 

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