June 14, 2005 |
A Gloucester Township man who took copies of the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas from a South Jersey production plant and e-mailed pictures of the game to other enthusiasts pleaded guilty to copyright infringement yesterday. Stephen Dottoli, 24, admitted in federal court in Camden that he stole the copies on Oct. 12 and sent the pictures out prior to the game's Oct. 26 release date. Dottoli, who worked at a compact disc processing plant in Pitman, Gloucester County, also operated a Web site for video games devotees, specializing in news and commentary on games.
June 14, 2011 |
LOS ANGELES - Former Phillies and Mets all-star Lenny Dykstra pleaded not guilty Monday in a federal case where he's accused of embezzling money from a bankruptcy estate. An out-of-sorts Dykstra appeared in a Los Angeles federal courtroom where he entered his plea while flanked by a new attorney, a deputy federal public defender. His previous lawyer, Mark Werksman, wouldn't comment about why he no longer represented Dykstra, but noted a judge has declared the one-time baseball star indigent.
September 23, 2005 |
A Gloucester Township man who stole copies of the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas from a production plant and e-mailed pictures of the game to other enthusiasts was sentenced in federal court in Camden yesterday to two years' probation. Stephen Dottoli, 24, pleaded guilty in June to copyright infringement for sending out the pictures prior to the game's Oct. 26, 2004 release date. He also will have to serve six months on home confinement and pay a $2,500 fine. Dottoli, who worked at a compact-disc processing plant in Pitman, Gloucester County, operated a Web site for video-game enthusiasts that posted news and commentary on games.
March 31, 2005
BILL CLINTON wasn't the only master of "triangulation. " Hillary Clinton is, too. The senator, a likely presidential candidate, recently took well-publicized aim at violent video games, especially "Grand Theft Auto," a particularly awful example. "Grand Theft Auto" is outrageously brutal and not something children (or even adults) should be playing. Yet it's an easy target and a free shot, since it won't be banned. It's too profitable. As the culture war rages, though, other kinds of media aren't so lucky.
August 26, 2011 |
Former Phillies centerfielder Lenny Dykstra, already facing legal troubles involving his failed financial ventures, was charged yesterday with two counts of indecent exposure involving several women responding to advertisements he placed on Craigslist, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office. If convicted, Dykstra, 48, could face up to 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine for each count. Arraignment is scheduled for Sept. 7 in Los Angeles Superior Court. According to prosecutors, Dykstra placed ads on the website requesting personal assistant or housekeeping services.
September 13, 2011 |
Lenny Dysktra's path through the judicial system in Los Angeles took another turn Tuestuday when his two co-defendants accepted plea agreements in the car theft and drug case against Dykstra. Prosecutors also amended the complaint against the former Phillies centerfielder so that if he is convicted, he cannot be sentenced to county jail, where he could have been eligible for early release because of overcrowding. According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Dykstra's former accountant, Robert Hymers, 27, pleaded no contest to one felony count of identity theft.
June 29, 2012 |
LOS ANGELES - Federal prosecutors have entered a plea agreement with former Phillies and New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra in a case in which he is accused of bankruptcy fraud and embezzlement. Court records show the plea agreement was filed under seal Tuesday. Phone messages left for Dykstra's deputy federal public defender and the U.S. Attorney's Office were not immediately returned. 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.
August 9, 2011 |
LENNY DYKSTRA pleaded not guilty yesterday to possession of human growth hormone and Ecstasy and to operating a large auto fraud scheme. Dykstra, 48, entered the plea during an arraignment hearing in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The former Mets and Phillies star was charged in June with 25 counts of grand theft auto, filing false financial statements and possessing a controlled substance. In July, a judge ordered Dykstra to stand trial on the charges along with his accountant, Robert Hymers, and co-defendant, Christopher Gavanais.
April 19, 2012 |
The amount of trouble former Phillies star Lenny Dystkra can get himself into appears limitless. Already facing jail time for grand theft auto plus a federal trial on bankruptcy charges, "Nails" on Wednesday was sentenced to 36 months in the Los Angeles County jail and three years' probation. Dykstra, 49, pleaded no contest to charges of lewd conduct and assault with a deadly weapon with women who responded to ads he placed for housekeepers on Craigslist, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office said.