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Judge denies Lenny Dykstra's motion

Updated: June 8, 2012, 5:08 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- A federal judge in Los Angeles has denied a motion by former New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra to dismiss more than a dozen charges, including bankruptcy fraud and embezzlement.

U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson rejected Dykstra's request Thursday. Trial is set to begin July 24.

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 ...

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