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Lenny Dykstra sentenced to six and a half months in prison for bankruptcy fraud

Dec 3, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT

Former Major League baseball player Lenny Dykstra appears in Los Angeles Superior Court for an arraignment in San Fernando, California Reuters

From the Associated Press, here’s the latest on the legal trainwreck that is Lenny Dykstra’s life these days.

Former All-Star outfielder Lenny Dykstra has been sentenced in Los Angeles to six and a half months in prison for hiding and selling sports memorabilia and other items that were supposed to be part of his bankruptcy filing.

U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson also ordered Dykstra to pay $200,000 in restitution and perform 500 hours of community service. He pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud and money laundering charges and prosecutors were asking for a 2 1/2-year prison sentence.

Dykstra is already doing three years in prison after pleading no contest to grand theft auto and providing a false financial statement. He was also sentenced to nine months in jail earlier this year after pleading no contest to charges that he exposed himself to women that he met through Craigslist. It’s sad that today’s sentence can actually be seen as a minor victory.

  1. chc4 - Dec 3, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    It must be the result of repeated concussions.

  2. badintent - Dec 3, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    He got almost 5 years in total and counting , at this rate he’ll caught up to some Wall Street traders or get a pardon from Obamam

    • badintent - Dec 3, 2012 at 7:50 PM

      OK , NO pardon, ever ! happy now ? for the thumbs down ya’ll must be Wall Street traders

      • ezthinking - Dec 3, 2012 at 10:32 PM

        That’s odd, it was Bush that pardoned hundreds of people, mostly corporate insiders and Obama has pardoned about 25 people total. Oh well, facts, schamcks.

      • Utley's Hair - Dec 3, 2012 at 11:05 PM

        What the hell was your first comment trying to say? In English, please.

    • badintent - Dec 4, 2012 at 1:22 AM

      @ezthinking
      The point for mental midgets like you is that Lenny got almost 5 years in total for jail sentencing. NOT 5 Wall Street traders being pardoned. It quite clear you don’t have game to work on Wall Street like I did. And it’s smuck ,not schamcks. It’s an old German Yiddish slang word. Ask your neighbor Rabbi to explain it to you, that way you’ll know what your friends are calling you behind your back. Bush did not pardon killers on Death row or drug dealers, we had more than enough of that sh*t with Bubba Clinton’s X-mas list on Pardongate.I remember one involved the friend of Hilary’s brother. Liberals take lots of $$ in bribes, they just hide it better than conservatives.See Mitt’s tax return Exhibit A

      • temporarilyexiled - Dec 4, 2012 at 7:28 AM

        With you, badintent, it really is facts, schmacts.

        As for the other word, it’s schmuck…a better moniker for you.

        While I can’t agree with your Angel Pagan rants, ezthinking, kudos to you for taking on badintent.

  3. sdelmonte - Dec 3, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    He’s now qualified to be an owner of the Mets.

  4. tfbuckfutter - Dec 3, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    In that picture he looks exactly like Mitchell from Modern Family, only aged about 20 years.

  5. fuddpucker - Dec 3, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    Dude went batsh!t crazy AFTER he got exposed as a con-man with the players club scam. He looked awfully shaky in the FIRST HBO Real Sports interview..like he has parkinson’s or something.

    Dickstra has always been a bad guy, always a lying, scheming con-man ala Denny McLain, always a major league D-Bag. Just think of the shit he’s pulling off in prison. Even worse, think of the shit he’s going to pull off when he GETS OUT OF PRISON!!!!

  6. mojosmagic - Dec 3, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    He was always a scumbag. I attended a Bat Mitzvah someone paid Dystra 10,000 to sign autographs. Lenny spent the night trying to get a peak at the breast of 12 year old girls when as leaned over the autograph table.

  7. swvegas12 - Dec 3, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    He was one of my favorite players when I was a kid. I know he turned into a shady guy after baseball and obviously made a lot of mistakes. I hope he figures it out.

  8. temporarilyexiled - Dec 4, 2012 at 7:30 AM

    Ah…

    More Hardfall Talk.

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