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Monday, March 5, 2012
Dykstra sentenced to 3 years

By Adam Rubin

Lenny Dysktra appears headed to prison. Here's the news story, via the Associated Press ...

Former New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra has been sentenced to three years in a California state prison in a grand theft auto case.

Dykstra was sentenced Monday after a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge refused to allow him to withdraw a no-contest plea.

Prosecutors say Dykstra and two others tried to lease and then sell high-end cars from several auto dealerships by claiming credit through a phony business.

Dykstra also faces federal bankruptcy charges and is scheduled to stand trial this summer.