Showing posts with label Lenny Dykstra. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lenny Dykstra. Show all posts

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Ex-Met News: Lenny Dykstra is due to be released from prison on Sunday

Ex-Met News:

Troubled ex-Met/Phillie Lenny Dykstra is due to be released from a California prison on Sunday after serving 15 months of a three-year sentence, the Inquirer reported.

Dykstra, 50, pleaded no contest in October 2011 to three grand theft auto charges and one count of filing a false financial report, the latest in a series of downfalls in a tragic slide.

After attending a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program, he was sentenced to three years in prison on March 5, 2012.

"I was surprised they let him out before the three years, to be quite frank with you," said Christopher Frankie, author of Nailed: The Improbable Rise and Spectacular Fall of Lenny Dykstra. "Because he blatantly disobeyed the court, and a lot of the stuff was very brazen. He was doing it in the full view of law enforcement."

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Relief, Dykstra, Francisco, Bay, Gee, Dickey, Draft

Mets News and Notes:

The Mets will sign 39-year-old left-hander C.J. Nitkowski to a minor league deal and assign him to Double-A Binghamton.

Lenny Dykstra pleaded guilty Friday in Los Angeles to bankruptcy fraud, concealment of assets and money laundering. He faces up 20 years in prison at a Dec. 3 sentencing.

Frank Francisco's return is on hold after the closer was shut down with continued oblique discomfort. Jason Bay, meanwhile, went 0-for-3 with a walk for the second straight day with Class A St. Lucie, this time as the DH. Terry Collins indicated Bay quickly would move to Triple-A Buffalo, paving the way for him to potentially be activated for next week's series in Washington.

Friday, June 29, 2012

News and Notes: Wright, Bay, Baxter, Pelfrey, Davis, Wheeler, Dykstra

Some Mets News and Notes:

David Wright, who is already the franchise's RBI, runs and doubles leader, passed Darryl Strawberry for the franchise record for walks in his final plate appearance Thursday.

Earlier, Wright had launched a solo shot against Capuano to pull even with Howard Johnson for third on the Mets' all-time homer list.

On the injury front:

Jason Bay rode a stationary bicycle Wednesday and did not have any post-concussion symptoms arise, Terry Collins said.  

Mike Baxter (displaced collarbone) has not done any significant physical activity, the manager added.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lenny Dykstra Pleads "No Contest" to Lewd Conduct and assault with a deadly weapon

Ex-Met Lenny Dykstra fielded another criminal conviction Wednesday, pleading no contest to lewd conduct and assault with a deadly weapon.

The former All-Star outfielder was accused of luring five unsuspecting women to his residence between 2009 and 2011 using Craigslist ads requesting personal assistant or housekeeping services.

When the victims arrived, he said massages were part of the gig and then exposed himself, prosecutors said.

During one incident in July 2010, Dykstra held a knife and forced the victim to massage his body, the Los Angeles City Attorney said Wednesday.

Already serving three years for felony auto theft, Dykstra was slapped with nine months in jail and three years probation for the new conviction.

A lawyer for Dykstra's alleged April 2011 victim said he now plans to file a civil lawsuit.

"Will we get anything from him? Probably not, but we're going to try," lawyer Mauro Fiore told the Daily News. "My client was severely traumatized by this joker. She's a very sweet lady, and she felt threatened by a weapon she saw on the table."

Monday, March 05, 2012

Lenny Dykstra Gets Nailed, 3 Years in the Slammer

Former baseball star Lenny Dykstra has been sentenced to three years in a California state prison for grand theft auto charges and filing a false financial statement on Monday.

Dykstra was sentenced in a San Fernando courtroom after a judge refused to allow him to change his no-contest plea. He could have been sentenced to up to four years in prison.

Dykstra, 49, was a former New York Mets outfielder. He and two co-defendants are accused of trying to lease high-end cars using phony business and credit information.

Dykstra initially pleaded not guilty to 25 counts after police arrested him and found cocaine, Ecstasy and synthetic human growth hormone at his Los Angeles home last April. He changed his plea in October to no contest and in exchange prosecutors dropped 21 counts.

The former MLB player also faces federal bankruptcy charges, and has pleaded not guilty to indecent exposure charges for allegedly exposing himself to women he met on Craigslist.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Lenny Dykstra permitted to attend Gary Carter's Funeral

According to the NY Post, Former Mets star Lenny Dykstra will be permitted to attend the funeral of teammate Gary Carter.

Dykstra, who is under house arrest in Los Angeles on allegations of bankruptcy fraud and embezzlement, filed papers with a judge earlier this week in an attempt to attend Carter’s funeral Friday, according to

The judge signed off on Dykstra’s request, allowing him to attend Carter’s funeral in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Dykstra and Carter were teammates on the Mets from 1985-89 and played pivotal roles on the 1986 World Series-winning team. Carter’s two-out single in the 10th inning of Game 6 in 1986 ignited a Mets rally that forced Game 7 against the Red Sox.

Carter died last week after a battle with brain cancer. He was 57.

In addition to Dykstra, Keith Hernandez, Rusty Staub, Wally Backman, Tim Teufel, Howard Johnson, Roger McDowell, Mookie Wilson, Sid Fernandez, Darryl Strawberry and Bob Ojeda are expected to pay their respects to Carter.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Lenny Dykstra will Fight Jose Canseco Saturday at the Avalon Hollywood in California

According to Mike Mazzeo of ESPN NY, Lenny Dykstra claims Jose Canseco ruined his baseball career. And the former New York Mets outfielder plans to seek retribution in the boxing ring.

The celebrity fight between the two ex-major leaguers will take place Saturday at the Avalon Hollywood in California, according to a news release issued Wednesday morning.

Tareq Salahi, the White House party crasher, was originally supposed to fight Canseco.

"Canseco ruined my career by spreading lies. I called Tareq and begged him to let me take his place in the upcoming fight against Canseco," Dykstra said in statement.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ex-Mets Player Dykstra Convicted of Auto Theft in Los Angeles

Lenny Dykstra, a former player for Major League Baseball's New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies, was convicted of three counts of grand theft auto and filing a false financial statement after declining to challenge the charges.

Dykstra, 48, pleaded "no contest" in court yesterday and faces as long as four years in state prison, according to a statement on the website of the Los Angeles County District Attorney. He was released pending his sentencing on Jan. 20, according to the statement.

Dykstra was charged in June for allegedly trying to lease cars using phony business cards and credit information and with drug possession. The previous month, Dykstra had been charged by federal prosecutors of looting his mansion in Thousand Oaks, California, and selling items belonging to the bankruptcy estate.

Ted Flier, Dykstra's lawyer, didn't immediately return a call to his office seeking comment on the plea after regular business hours yesterday.

The case is People v. Dykstra, PA070678, California Superior Court (Los Angeles County).

Friday, August 26, 2011

Lenny Dykstra in more trouble, Charged for indecent exposure - Could Face 6 Months Plus other Charges Pending

According to Reuters, Lenny Dykstra, the 48-year-old former New York Mets World Series hero was charged with two misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure and could face six months in jail and a $1,000 fine per count if convicted, Los Angeles City Attorney's spokesman Frank Mateljan said.

Mateljan said Dykstra is accused of exposing himself to six women who answered ads he placed on Craigslist between 2009 and April of this year seeking a housekeeper or personal assistant.

"He would inform them that they also needed to give him a massage and then he would take off his clothes and expose himself to them," Mateljan said.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Lenny Dykstra is charged with two dozen counts of fraud, grand theft and drug possession

According to the LA Times,  former New York Mets player and financial guru Lenny Dykstra was charged Monday with nearly two dozen counts of fraud, grand theft and drug possession, the L.A. County district attorney’s office said.

Dykstra, 48, and two co-defendants -- his accountant Robert Hymers, 27, and friend Christopher Gavanis, 30 -- were set to be arraigned Monday afternoon, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Alex Karkanen.

In January, Dykstra, Hymers and Gavanis tried to lease high-end automobiles from several area dealerships by allegedly providing fraudulent information and claiming credit through a phony business, prosecutors claim.

At two dealerships, Dykstra and Hymers allegedly provided information from a man they claimed was a co-signer but who had not authorized his name to be used. The leases were not approved.

But all three men allegedly drove off with three cars at one company by providing fraudulent information, according to prosecutors.

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