Former baseball player guilty of bankruptcy fraud

Lenny Dykstra, a former outfielder for the New York Mets when they won the 1986 World Series, filed for bankruptcy during 2009 in an attempt to save property he had purchased from Wayne Gretzky for $18.5 million.  Federal investigators allege that he sold items that belonged to the bankruptcy estate, destroyed assets and hid assets from the court.  He was sentenced to 500 hours of community service and must pay $200,000 in restitution.

For more about Dykstra’s legal troubles read, “Dykstra sentenced to 6 1/2 months for bankruptcy fraud.”