Found March 05, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
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 high-end automobiles from dealerships by providing fraudulent information and claiming credit through a phony business showed sophistication and extensive planning. "He obviously didn't have the money to get the vehicles," Ulfig said. "His conduct was indeed criminal." Dykstra, 49, has had a series of recent legal troubles and the prison sentence is part of a post-career downward spiral for the stocky slugger known as "Nails" that has included a stint at a sober living facility. In a rambling and impassioned plea for probation, Dykstra said he has tried to make amends fo...
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