Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Lenny Dykstra enters plea agreement
ESPN.com news services
Lenny Dykstra, facing more than 90 years in prison for bankruptcy fraud, obstruction of justice and money laundering, has entered a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.
According to the Philadelphia Daily News, the government filed the sealed plea agreement Tuesday with the federal court in Los Angeles.
Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson rejected a motion by Dykstra to have charges he is facing dismissed. Trial is set to begin July 24.
A former star for the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets, Dykstra was charged last year with embezzling money from a bankruptcy estate. Prosecutors said that after filing for bankruptcy, Dykstra hid, sold or destroyed more than $400,000 worth of items without permission of a bankruptcy trustee.
Dykstra is currently serving a three-year prison sentence after pleading no contest to grand theft auto and providing a false financial statement. He also was sentenced this year to nine months in jail after pleading no contest to charges he exposed himself to women he met on Craigslist.