Former New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra has pleaded guilty in Los Angeles to three charges in his bankruptcy fraud case. Dykstra faces up to 20 years in prison for money laundering, concealment of assets, and bankruptcy fraud.
The Sacramento Bee reports that prosecutors say Dykstra illegally destroyed, sold, or hid property worth more than $400,000 during his bankruptcy filing. When he sought bankruptcy protection in 2009, he claimed to have only $50,000 in assets and $31 million in liabilities.
Dykstra is currently serving more than three years in prison on convictions of indecent exposure, grand theft auto, and providing a false financial statement.
Bankruptcy can be a confusing process, but it can be easier with the help of a bankruptcy attorney. To make sure you do not accidentally commit fraud, contact lawyer Ryan J. Really, Attorney at Law, PLLC by calling (239) 237-0675.