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“The Bad Boys Won: the story of the 1986 New York Mets” by esteemed sports writer Jeff Pearlman is a great book. But in this case, a bad guy lost. Former Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra was sentenced Monday to three years in state prison in a grand theft auto case.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Ulfig sentenced Dykstra after denying his attorney a chance to withdraw Dykstra’s no-contest plea. Dykstra has had his share of legal and substance abuse problems over the years, now it looks like he’s about to do hard time.
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The judge said the theft scheme showed sophistication and extensive planning.
Dykstra was immediately remanded to custody and he walked into the court’s back room, hands in his pockets.
Dykstra, 49, initially pleaded not guilty to 25 counts after police arrested him and found cocaine, Ecstasy and synthetic human growth hormone at his Los Angeles home last April.
Dykstra’s legal problems are far from settled, he has white collar c...
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SAN FERNANDO, Calif. -- Disgraced ex-New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra on Monday was sentenced to three years in a California state prison after pleading no contest to grand theft auto and providing a false financial statement.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Ulfig sentenced Dykstra after refusing to allow him to withdraw his plea and said the scam to lease...
Lenny Dykstra thinks he is the victim and that he doesn’t deserve to be put in jail on “trumped-up charges.”
On Monday, Dykstra, who spent his 12-year career with the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies was sentenced to three years in a California state prison after pleading no contest to grand theft auto and providing a false financial statement.
Dykstra, 49, formulated...
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Following years of financial and legal problems, the former MLB star was sentenced to three years behind bars on Monday.
Former Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets star, Lenny Dykstra was sentenced to three years in state prison on Monday, after a judge rejected a last-ditch effort to change his no contest plea and fight the charges.
Dykstra, who faced up to a four-year sentence, must serve his time in state prison. He had pleaded no contest to grand theft auto and filing a false financial statement...
Former New York Mets player Lenny Dykstra completed his fall from graces on Monday when he was sentenced Monday three years in prison after pleading no contest to grand theft auto.
According to CNN:
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Cynthia Ulfig denied Dykstra’s motion to withdraw his plea. He pleaded no contest in October to three counts of grand theft auto and filing a false...
It looks like Lenny Dykstra will be spending some time behind bars. The former major league All-Star was sentenced to three years in a California State Prison on Monday after pleading no contest to grand theft auto and providing a false financial statement. Dykstra, who spent 12 big league seasons split between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies, had asked the judge if he...
L.A. County Superior Court Judge, Cynthia Ulfig, finally dropped the gavel on Lenny Dykstra today, as the ex-Fighin’ was sentenced to three years, hard time (sorta), for charges of grand theft auto & filing false financial statements. Her sentence came after Dykstra’s lawyer unsuccessfully urged the court to withdraw his initial no contest plea, & accept a new plea...
It was late February when Wally Backman ran into his former teammate and friend, Lenny Dykstra, although the circumstances were less than ideal. The two were attending the memorial service for Gary Carter, which meant the gathering of 80s-era Mets, Backman included, were too preoccupied to ask Dykstra about the downward spiral of his own life.
But at one point during the evening...
It’s hard not to love that Lenny Dykstra once kicked ass for the Philadelphia Phillies before he went on to write a column for TheStreet.com that cost almost $1,000 per year to read, owned Wayne Gretzky’s house, and was hailed as an investment guru, just before HBO and ESPN revealed what a spectacular phony he really was.
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Former baseball star Lenny Dykstra, who once earned so much money as a financial adviser he bought Wayne Gretzky’s Ventura County mega-mansion, was arrested Monday after being sentenced to three years in state prison for a scheme to lease cars using deceitful official procedure. The former Mets and Phillies outfielder tried to take back a no contest...