Dykstra Gets 6 1/2 Months for Bankruptcy Fraud

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 11:06am by

No one is immune to bankruptcy. But another sad case, a former All Star outfielder was sentenced for recently for some bad decisions.

Former All-Star outfielder Lenny Dykstra was sentenced Monday to 6-1/2 months in prison for hiding baseball gloves and other heirlooms from his playing days that were supposed to be part of his bankruptcy filing, capping a tumultuous year of legal woes.

U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson weighed Dykstra’s battle with drugs and alcohol versus the crimes he committed and opted to give the ex-big leaguer a lenient prison term, but saddled him with 500 hours of community service. He also ordered Dykstra to pay $200,000 in restitution.

Dykstra, 49, apologized for his actions and promised to turn his life around.

“I don’t think I’m a bad person,” said Dykstra, who was in handcuffs and wearing a white prison-issued jumpsuit. “I made some bad decisions.”

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