Dykstra makes plea agreement in bankruptcy case

Posted: June 27, 2012

Despite the bravado and sometimes delusion that has accompanied Lenny Dykstra's fall from grace, the former Phillies outfielder has decided to make a plea agreement in his federal bankruptcy case.

Dykstra was facing more than 90 years in prison for bankruptcy fraud, obstruction of justice and money laundering.

Prosecutors allege he took $400,000 worth of furnishings from his $18 million mansion in 2009 and sold them. Additional charges were added in April, regarding selling baseball equipment that prosecutors say was part of his bankruptcy estate.

His trial was scheduled for next month.

The plea filing in federal court in Los Angeles was sealed. No hearing date has been set, and Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles, said he could not comment until the judge issues the order.

Dykstra is serving three years in prison for grand theft auto and 270 days for lewd conduct and assault.

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