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Former Major League Ballplayer Accused of Bankruptcy Fraud

Former Major League Ballplayer Accused of Bankruptcy Fraud

Lenny Dykstra, former Major League ballplayer for the Mets and Phillies, is accused of embezzling from a bankruptcy estate.

After Dykstra filed for bankruptcy in July of 2009, he sold many items belonging to the bankruptcy estate for cash, as well as destroying and hiding other items. It is estimated that Dykstra stole or destroyed more than $400,000 worth of property in the estate.

Dykstra listed two residences in his bankruptcy petition: an $18.5 million mansion in Lake Sherwood Estates that he bought from hockey star Wayne Gretzky and his wife, and a home in Westlake Village worth $5.4 million. The homes became part of the bankruptcy estate when Dykstra filed, and he was prohibited from liquidating any part of it.

If convicted of the charges, Dykstra could be facing up to 5 years in federal prison. 

If you, or someone you know has been charged with  Bankruptcy Fraud or any other type of Fraud Crime, contact Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney at the  Law Offices of Robert M. Bernstein, for a free consultation today.

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