Lenny Dykstra Indicted For Allegedly Selling Stuff Under The Table After Declaring Bankruptcy
Charlie Sheen might have helped to spring him from jail, but Lenny Dykstra still faces some serious allegations.
Today a grand jury gave the former All-Star player the gift of a 13-count indictment that essentially alleges what feds originally arrested him for last month: Selling stuff under the table after declaring bankruptcy.
The ex-Phillies player is looking at charges of bankruptcy fraud, obstruction of justice, concealing property from a bankruptcy estate, making false declarations to the bankruptcy court, and embezzlement from the bankruptcy estate, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office in L.A.
Dykstra filed for bankruptcy in 2009 but instead of walking away from his $18 million mansion in Encino feds allege he had something of a garage sale and then denied it to the bankruptcy court.
Federal officials claim he stole or destroyed more than $400,000 worth of stuff, including valuable sports memorabilia and a $50,000 sink. They allege he even took some goods to a consignment store.
The 48-year-old could see as many as 80 years behind bars if he's prosecuted, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Dykstra was arrested April 14 by the LAPD for allegedly using false information to purchase cars. The D.A.'s office declined to file charges in that case.
He was due back in court May 16.
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