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Lenny Dykstra Arrested

Charged with

Embezzlement

4/15/2011 4:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

MLB legend Lenny Dykstra was arrested at his home in Encino, CA last night after being targeted by the feds for allegedly embezzling more than $400k from his bankrupt estate ... TMZ has learned.

Lenny Dykstra Arrested
According to the U.S. Attorney in L.A. ... 48-year-old Dykstra was arrested by local authorities and later charged with one felony count of embezzling from a bankruptcy estate. 

Officials claim Dykstra -- who filed for bankruptcy in 2009 -- "stole and destroyed more than $400,000 worth of property in the estate."

FYI -- Dykstra is not legally allowed to sell off any of the items that make up the bankruptcy estate. The property must only be used to pay off debts to creditors and all transactions must be initiated by a court-appointed trustee. 

According to the criminal complaint -- Dykstra loaded up a ton of his expensive personal items into a U-Haul truck -- including furnishings and fixtures -- and sold them to an L.A. consignment store.

Officials say Dykstra was also trying to discretely sell some of the estate's property on eBay and Craigslist ... including sports memorabilia.

Dykstra is also accused of ripping out a $50,000 sink from his $18 million L.A. area mansion ... and installing it in his office in Camarillo.

If convicted, Dykstra faces up to five years in federal prison.

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mrspatrickcampbell    

Lenny is cute.

Please post nude photos of Lenny!

1236 days ago
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ETM    

First!

1236 days ago
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Sammie    

A $50,000.00 sink???????????????????????

1236 days ago
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Susie    

This poor guy!
I hope he gets cleared of these bogus charges. He is a superstar and deserves to be treated like one.

1236 days ago
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Tammy    

Did he do this before of after he filed for bankruptcy? If before, I don see the problem as he probably needed cash and should all be pefectly legal. If after, then yeah, he's got just a tad bit of a problem.

1236 days ago
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Jim in Cali    

wasn't this guy hanging with Charlie Sheen about a month ago?

1236 days ago
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Home Skillet    

This poor guy!
I hope he gets cleared of these bogus charges. He is a superstar and deserves to be treated like one.
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I think/hope you're being sarcastic, Susie. Because, if anything, this guy is a felon and deserves to be treated like one.

1236 days ago
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yo    

Yeah Jim, TMZ said he was a financial advisor for Charlie

1236 days ago
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Jack DaCarup    

Poor guy?

He's a DOUCHE!

1236 days ago
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PhilipMarkum    

*** Face it: The theme today at TMZ is that the IRS is turning this country into the Communist country known as the U.S.S.A and it is going to get worse in 2014 when, if you do not have health insurance, you are going to be fined $2500 and/or be put in jail by the IRS. No health insurance listed on your 1040 in 2014 and you can expect the IRS to put your ass in jail courtesy of this current administration that passed this bill requiring health insurance that is not being given for free to everyone, but requires everyone to buy it. The IRS hired 10,000 extra people just for harassing more Americans about taxes beginning in 2014. Like I said, welcome to the U.S.S.A. ***

1236 days ago
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AreUCrazy    

Good.. put him in jail for the entire 5 years.. make an example of him.. maybe it'll get ppl to stop trashing their house just because THEY over extended and THEY couldn't afford their lifestyle.. why should the taxpayer, yes the people who bailed out the banks, pay for all these destroyed houses? If you cant afford something DONT BUY IT!

1236 days ago
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CubanB    

Why don't they go after all the bankers and fat cats on wall street that put this country in the mess that its in rather than go after an old baseball player? 400k is peanuts compared to what the REAL criminals working on Wall Street and the Government steal from us.

1236 days ago
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PhillipP    

Didn't he bounce a check to a black prostitute a short while back?

1236 days ago
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Home Skillet    

3 minutes ago
*** Face it: The theme today at TMZ is that the IRS is turning this country into the Communist country known as the U.S.S.A and it is going to get worse in 2014 when, if you do not have health insurance, you are going to be fined $2500 and/or be put in jail by the IRS. No health insurance listed on your 1040 in 2014 and you can expect the IRS to put your ass in jail courtesy of this current administration that passed this bill requiring health insurance that is not being given for free to everyone, but requires everyone to buy it. The IRS hired 10,000 extra people just for harassing more Americans about taxes beginning in 2014. Like I said, welcome to the U.S.S.A. ***
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Simmer down, AJ Lind. You need to stay the hell away from FoxNews.com, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and all of the other hate-spreading, fear-injecting, Republitard extreme conservatistas out there that are trying (and, it looks like successfully) scaring the holy bejeezus out of you. Grow a brain, pull your head out of your ass and stop spreading your right-wing extemist, fascist lies.

1236 days ago
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??    

See what happens when you no longer have money to buy your way out of trouble. Lindsay and some others might want to follow Lenny's path for the next year or so to see where felons end up.

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