Lenny Dykstra Indicted In Bankruptcy Fraud Case

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra has been indicted by a Los Angeles federal grand jury in a bankruptcy fraud case.

The 48-year-old filed for bankruptcy in 2009, and is accused of later stealing and selling property from an $18.5 million estate.

Federal prosecutors brought 13 counts against Dykstra, including bankruptcy fraud, obstruction of justice, concealing property from the bankruptcy estate and other charges.

If found guilty on all charges, Dykstra faces a maximum of 80 years in prison.

Dykstra’s attorney, Mark Werksman, says the case stems from a dispute with the bankruptcy trustee and no fraud was committed.

Dykstra spent 12 years in the big leagues and helped the Mets to the World Series championship in 1986. He was a three-time All-Star in the 1990s while with the Phillies.

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  • Later for Lenny

    ADIOS…..You NUT JOB!

  • woody3691

    Bankruptcy fraud is very common. Many lawyers don’t vet their clients to see that all assets are declared and in many cases, they help clients hide assets. In some cases, trustees are too lazy to adequately check to see if any money is owed to debtors that could help pay off creditors. The lawyers for creditors and debtors and the trustees are scared xxxxless of judges so that they basically roll over and let the process take over rather than providing real input. The system is really, really flawed.

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