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Lenny Dykstra

Cops Grand Theft Auto Plea

10/19/2011 3:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lenny Dykstra

Former MLB great Lenny Dykstra struck a deal in his mega-criminal case, by pleading no contest to 3 counts of felony grand theft auto, and one count of submitting false statements to a financial institution.

Dykstra is charged with 25 crimes, but under the plea deal, 21 will be dismissed.

Dykstra will be sentenced on January 20.  He faces a maximum of 4 years in state prison.

Dykstra is accused of leasing luxury cars from an L.A. dealership with fraudulent paperwork.  There were also drug charges filed.

He's been released on his own recognizance until his sentencing.

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