Former MLB star Lenny Dykstra was sent to jail yesterday after being charged with 25 misdemeanor and felony counts, including grand theft auto, drug possession and identity fraud. These charges stem from an incident surrounding Dykstra’s use of false information to lease a car from a Southern California dealership.
Dykstra currently remains behind bars with his bond set at $500,000 and a bail-review hearing set for Friday. If convicted, the man behind “baseball’s most improbable post-career success story” could face up to 12 years in prison. And based on his mug shot, we’re not so sure thats he’s aware of the serious
According to the prosecutors, Dykstra, along with his accountant and a friend, tried to lease luxury cars from several dealerships by providing bogus information and claiming credit through a non-existent business called “Home Free Systems”. Despite being rejected by two dealerships, the men were able to con three cars off of a dealership in Southern California.
When police arrested Dykstra for his connection in the car scam, they found and seized cocaine, ecstasy and somatropin — a human growth hormone. Just a day earlier, he was charged with over a dozen federal counts, including bankruptcy fraud and obstruction of justice, for allegedly stealing more than $400,000 in property from his bankrupt home.
If that’s not bad enough, he was then, in a separate case, accused of lewd conduct after he allegedly exposed his privates to a woman he was interviewing for a housekeeper position.
So clearly things have gone extremely far south for this former highly-touted business entrepreneur. He is scheduled to be arraigned on June 16th, with the two other men involved, and will likely remain in custody until then.
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