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Dykstra draws jail for bankruptcy fraud

Dec. 4, 2012 at 7:42 AM

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A federal judge sentenced former New York Mets star Lenny Dykstra to 6 ½ months in prison after Dykstra pleaded guilty to federal bankruptcy fraud.

Prosecutors said Dykstra sold sports memorabilia and household items, including a $50,000 sink, from his California mansion before creditors could liquidate them, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.

An affidavit filed by the FBI said Dykstra transferred dozens of items to a consignment store that paid him cash for a truckload of goods. Many of the items later appeared for resale on Craigslist and eBay.

In addition to the prison sentence, U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson ordered Dykstra to pay $200,000 in restitution and to perform 500 hours of community service.

He is already serving a three-year prison sentence for auto theft and earlier this year received a nine-month jail sentence for exposing himself to a woman.

Nicknamed "Nails" by baseball fans, Dykstra helped the Mets win the 1986 World Series.

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