They say that’s the only way Dykstra* will learn that in our society, you can’t rip toilets and other bathroom fixtures out of the floors of foreclosed houses and sell them to a pawn shops, or bounce checks to hookers, or drop trou for the cleaning staff just because you feel like it.
“Defendant has acted as if he was above the law for years, disregarding those who stood between him and what he wanted.” U.S. prosecutors said today in a sentencing recommendation filed in federal court in Los Angeles. “Only a significant sentence will bring home to defendant that he has to abide by the same rules as everyone else.” Dykstra, 49, pleaded guilty in July to looting valuables from his $ 18 million mansion north of Los Angeles and secretly selling them after his bankruptcy filing in 2009. He admitted to one count each of bankruptcy fraud, concealment of bankruptcy property and money laundering. On top of the bankruptcy charges, the former Major League Baseball player was convicted last year for trying to lease cars using phony business cards and credit information and is now serving three years in state prison. He was convicted in April of lewd conduct and assault and sentenced to 270 days in prison.
Lenny Dykstra Should Get 30 Months In Prison, US Says [Bloomberg]
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*Who just a few years ago was described by Cramer as one of the “greats” on Wall Street.