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June 14, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Former baseball star Lenny Dykstra is expected to be released from jail Sunday, just 15 months into his three-year term, the Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting . After pleading no contest in October 2011 to three grand theft auto charges and one count of filing a false financial report, the 50-year-old former member of the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies underwent a drug and alcohol rehabiltation. He was sentenced to three years in prison by L.A. County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Ulfig on March 5, 2012.
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April 3, 2014 | By Cindy Chang
Former baseball star Lenny Dykstra has filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, alleging they beat him and covered up the incident.  Since his retirement from baseball, Dykstra has served prison time for auto theft , bankruptcy fraud and exposing himself to women . The lawsuit accuses six deputies of punching and kicking Dykstra and slamming his head against the wall in his cell at Men's Central Jail on...
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March 5, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Lenny Dykstra does not believe he's a criminal. But an L.A. County Superior Court judge decided otherwise Monday, sentencing the former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies center fielder to three years in state prison for his role in a grand theft auto case. According to prosecutors, Dykstra and two others tried to lease and then sell cars from several dealerships by claiming credit through a nonexistent business. After Judge Cynthia Ulfig rejected a last-ditch effort by Dykstra's lawyer to withdraw his no-contest plea, Dykstra addressed the court in a manner described by The Times' Andrew Blankstein as "rambling and repetitive.
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April 3, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Former baseball All-Star Lenny Dykstra has sued Los Angeles County and its sheriff's office, alleging “abusive violence” from Sheriff's Department employees. According to the suit, filed Wednesday, the abuse occurred in April 2012, while Dykstra was in jail for grand theft auto and providing a false financial statement. Dykstra alleges that his head was slammed against a wall, knocking out several teeth. He was then allegedly beaten by sheriff's employees until he was “barely breathing.
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March 7, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Lenny Dykstra had already filed for bankruptcy and was fighting to somehow keep the $17.4-million mansion he had purchased from hockey legend Wayne Gretzky when he was interviewed by The Times' Alejandro Lazo back in October 2010 . Back then, a defiant Dykstra was confident he would once again make his way back to the top. "I have been fighting my whole life," Dykstra said. "That's why I have a new theme song, dude, and I am going to play it for you: "I want to be a billionaire, so … bad, buy all of the things I never had," he sang along, loudly and off-key, to the Travie McCoy song "Billionaire," as it blared from his Bose computer speakers.
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April 16, 2011 | By Alejandro Lazo and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Former Major League Baseball star and self-styled financial guru Lenny Dykstra has been charged with selling pieces of his former life as he struggled to battle numerous creditors in Bankruptcy Court. Dykstra helped the New York Mets win the 1986 World Series and later became a celebrity stock picker and entrepreneur before his finances dissolved in the summer of 2009. Dykstra was charged with one count of embezzling from a bankruptcy estate, the Justice Department said Friday. The former Mets and Phillies outfielder had been arrested on separate charges Thursday by the Los Angeles Police Department's commercial crimes division.
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December 4, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies star Lenny Dykstra was sentenced to 6½ months in prison in Los Angeles on Monday for hiding memorabilia from his playing days that were supposed to be part of his bankruptcy filing. Dykstra, already serving a three-year sentence for auto theft, also has to complete 500 hours of community service and pay $200,000 in restitution for his conviction on bankruptcy fraud. Dykstra, 49, apologized for his actions and promised to turn his life around.
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April 3, 2014 | By Cindy Chang
Former baseball star Lenny Dykstra has filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, alleging they beat him and covered up the incident.  Since his retirement from baseball, Dykstra has served prison time for auto theft , bankruptcy fraud and exposing himself to women . The lawsuit accuses six deputies of punching and kicking Dykstra and slamming his head against the wall in his cell at Men's Central Jail on...
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June 28, 2012 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Former New York Mets star and self-styled financial guru Lenny Dykstra, already sentenced to three years in state prison for a car scam, has agreed to a plea deal on federal bankruptcy fraud charges after allegedly  looting his mansion of valuables as he struggled to battle numerous creditors. Dykstra, who helped the New York Mets win the 1986 World Series and later became a celebrity stock picker before his finances dissolved in chaos in 2009, has racked up a score of charges in recent years.
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December 4, 2012 | By Lauren Beale
The one-time home of ex-New York Mets star Lenny Dykstra is back on the market in Thousand Oaks, reduced to $14.995 million from the $18.75 million it was listed for in June. Hockey great Wayne Gretzky sold the 6.5-acre compound to the former World Series champ in 2007 for $18.5 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service. As the housing bust took hold and his financial problems deepened, Dykstra unsuccessfully tried to sell the mansion, ultimately losing it to foreclosure two years ago on the steps of the Ventura County courthouse during bankruptcy proceedings.
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June 14, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Former baseball star Lenny Dykstra is expected to be released from jail Sunday, just 15 months into his three-year term, the Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting . After pleading no contest in October 2011 to three grand theft auto charges and one count of filing a false financial report, the 50-year-old former member of the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies underwent a drug and alcohol rehabiltation. He was sentenced to three years in prison by L.A. County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Ulfig on March 5, 2012.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Jamie-Lynn Sigler and her fiancé, Cutter Dykstra, are having a baby! The "Guys With Kids" actress and the minor league baseball player confirmed the pregnancy to Us Weekly on Tuesday.  The baby news came only 16 days after Dykstra asked Sigler to marry him . This will be the first child for the couple, the magazine reports . PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom "She couldn't be more excited!" a source told People. "Jamie can't wait to be a mom. " Sigler, 31, and Dyskstra, 23, announced their engagement in late January with an Instagram photo of the two of them posing with a glacial rock on Sigler's finger.
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January 29, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Cutter Dykstra, the son of former major leaguer Lenny Dykstra, is engaged to actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler. Dykstra is a second baseman in the Washington Nationals organization. “So this just happened” Sigler wrote on her Twitter page Monday, with a picture of the engagement ring. “She said yes!!” Cutter Dykstra tweeted. "Jamie couldn't be happier. Cutter is the perfect guy for her," a friend of the couple told US Weekly. "Although they have only been together for a year, they both know that this is it for both of them.
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December 4, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies star Lenny Dykstra was sentenced to 6½ months in prison in Los Angeles on Monday for hiding memorabilia from his playing days that were supposed to be part of his bankruptcy filing. Dykstra, already serving a three-year sentence for auto theft, also has to complete 500 hours of community service and pay $200,000 in restitution for his conviction on bankruptcy fraud. Dykstra, 49, apologized for his actions and promised to turn his life around.
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December 4, 2012 | By Lauren Beale
The one-time home of ex-New York Mets star Lenny Dykstra is back on the market in Thousand Oaks, reduced to $14.995 million from the $18.75 million it was listed for in June. Hockey great Wayne Gretzky sold the 6.5-acre compound to the former World Series champ in 2007 for $18.5 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service. As the housing bust took hold and his financial problems deepened, Dykstra unsuccessfully tried to sell the mansion, ultimately losing it to foreclosure two years ago on the steps of the Ventura County courthouse during bankruptcy proceedings.
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December 3, 2012 | By Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
Already serving a three-year state prison sentence for auto theft, former New York Mets star Lenny Dykstra was sentenced to an additional 61/2 months on Monday for federal bankruptcy fraud. Dykstra, who helped the Mets win the 1986 World Series, had pleaded guilty to looting his mansion of valuables before creditors could liquidate them. The defendant, who reportedly scuffled with Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies in April, has racked up numerous criminal charges since his financial empire began to crumble in 2009.
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April 19, 2012 | By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
Former star center fielder Lenny Dykstra will not be allowed to post or solicit on social networking or e-commerce sites over the next three years as part of a plea deal with city prosecutors, authorities said. Dykstra pleaded no contest Wednesday to misdemeanor charges of lewd conduct and assault with a deadly weapon involving women who responded to housekeeping ads he placed on Craigslist, authorities said Wednesday. Prosecutors said he would receive nine months in jail. Under the plea deal, Dykstra also was placed on three years' probation, including provisions to prevent him from misusing the Internet, which he used to lure women who traveled long distances and were desperate for work in the bad economy.
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March 6, 2012 | By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
Former New York Mets star and financial guru Lenny Dykstra was sentenced Monday to three years in state prison after a judge rejected a last-ditch effort to change his no contest plea and fight the charges. He had pleaded no contest to grand theft auto and filing a false financial statement in connection with a scheme to use somebody else's paperwork to steal or lease several new cars, according to court records. He was immediately taken into custody after the sentencing. Dykstra, who faced up to a four-year sentence, must serve his time in state prison.
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June 28, 2012 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Former New York Mets star and self-styled financial guru Lenny Dykstra, already sentenced to three years in state prison for a car scam, has agreed to a plea deal on federal bankruptcy fraud charges after allegedly  looting his mansion of valuables as he struggled to battle numerous creditors. Dykstra, who helped the New York Mets win the 1986 World Series and later became a celebrity stock picker before his finances dissolved in chaos in 2009, has racked up a score of charges in recent years.
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