Lenny Dykstra

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Lenny Dykstra Slapped With Fraud, Theft, Drug Charges

Other than 23 felony charges, just a regular day for ex-ballplayer

(Newser) - During his baseball career, Lenny Dykstra was known for his penchant for getting dirty, and now he's really having trouble staying clean. The former Mets and Phillies player was charged today with nearly two dozen felony counts of fraud, grand theft, and drug possession, reports the Los Angeles Times ... More »

Calif. Lawyer: Break Back Into Your Foreclosed Homes

Radical attorney helps clients squat in bank-owned properties

(Newser) - One California attorney isn't afraid of getting on the wrong side of the law to help clients who have been evicted from their homes. Michael T. Pines of Pines & Associates advises clients to break into their foreclosed homes and live there illegally. He has personally broken into at... More »

Lenny Dykstra Sold Access to Jim Cramer

Market 'genius' also took illegal bribe to tout penny stock

(Newser) - Lenny Dykstra, the fraudster Jim Cramer unwittingly turned into a stock-picking star, accepted an illegal bribe to pimp a penny stock on his TheStreet.com newsletter, Randall Lane of the Daily Beast reports. Dykstra secretly accepted $250,000 worth of Automated Vending Technologies shares in exchange for a plug in... More »

Dykstra Sued Over Sexual Encounter

Woman says he hired her, tried to force himself on her

(Newser) - A former personal assistant is suing Lenny Dykstra, claiming that he groped her and tried to pressure her into having sex with him. In a legal complaint posted on the Smoking Gun , Jacqueline Massaro says that three days after he hired her, the former Mets slugger called her to his... More »

Dykstra Files for Chapter 11

Says he has $50K in assets, owes $10-$15M

(Newser) - Former New York Met and Philadelphia Phillie Lenny Dykstra has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in California yesterday, citing no more than $50,000 in assets and debts between $10 million and $50 million, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. After making $36.5 million playing ball, Dykstra launched a magazine... More »

Best Baseball Reads for Opening Day

Slate highlights blogs, articles to kick off the season

(Newser) - Want to get a literary start on the baseball season? Slate sports columnist Josh Levin highlights four great reads appropriate for opening day, including outspoken Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's blog 38 Pitches, where his output hasn't slowed despite the shoulder injury keeping him off the field. Other recommendations: More »

Dykstra Takes A Hack at Publishing

Former outfielder starts a magazine by and for pro athletes

(Newser) - Once tough-as-nails former baseball star Lenny Dykstra is still as irrepressible as ever, and soon his characteristic voice will be reaching pro athletes across the nation—if they subscribe to his magazine. The Players Club offers personal and financial guidance to its readership, and will be "the world’s... More »

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