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June 14, 2005 | By Troy Graham INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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June 14, 2011 | Associated Press
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.
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September 23, 2005 | By Troy Graham INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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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.
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August 26, 2011 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
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.
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September 13, 2011 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORTS
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.
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June 29, 2012 | Associated Press
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.
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August 9, 2011 | LOS ANGELES TIMES
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.
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April 19, 2012 | By the Inquirer Staff
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.
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June 23, 2013 | By the Inquirer Staff
Lenny Dykstra, the troubled ex-Phillies outfielder, has been released from a federal prison after serving 15 months of a three-year term. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons said Dykstra was released last Friday from the Federal Correction Center in Victorville, Calif. His whereabouts were not known. Dykstra, 50, pleaded no contest in October 2011 to three charges of grand theft auto and one count of filing a false financial report, the latest in a series of downfalls in a tragic slide.
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March 12, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com
Philadelphia may have a new claim to shame. A new list titled " 15 Ways Professional Athletes Go Broke " cites four players quite familiar to Philadelphia fans. Three were prominent performers here, and one still is. Though maybe not for long. Two were even teammates. You can probably guess the names chosen by Business Insider's Tony Manfred for Yahoo.com. No. 1 on the list is Allen Iverson , the former all-star guard for the 76ers. "Iverson - who earned $154 million in salary - found out the hard way what happens when you keep living the good life after the paychecks stop rolling in," Manfred says.
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January 17, 2013
By Jonathan Zimmerman A few days ago, my students and I visited a boarding school in Abu Dhabi, where I'm teaching this month. Several of the school's teachers mentioned the growing weight problem here and elsewhere in the United Arab Emirates, where the obesity rate now ranks sixth in the world. I asked why. "Video games," the teachers said. That night, I read about the chorus of attacks on video games in America, where critics are focusing on their violent content in the wake of the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
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June 29, 2012 | Associated Press
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.
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April 19, 2012 | By the Inquirer Staff
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.
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September 14, 2011 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
LENNY DYSKTRA'S path through the judicial system in Los Angeles took another turn yesterday 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.
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August 26, 2011 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
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.
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August 9, 2011 | LOS ANGELES TIMES
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.
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