Lenny Dykstra sentenced to three years in prison
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Lenny Dykstra sentenced to three years in prison

California City : CA : USA | Mar 07, 2012 at 9:54 AM PST
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Lenny Dykstra Faces Drug, Car Theft Charges

Lenny Dykstra, the famous baseball player, received the sentence of three years in California state prison for his grand theft auto case this Monday. He had been charged for commiting fraud in getting luxury cars from a dealership on lease by providing false financial accounts and information. In addition to this, he was also accused for some drug cases earlier. Dykstra pleaded no contest in the auto case and wanted to change his plea to not guilty but was not allowed by the court to do so.

The sentence was given by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Ulfig. "He obviously didn't have the money to get the vehicles. His conduct was indeed criminal," Ulfig said in her remarks in the court.

The sports star has been through the legal problems since his career ended.

Lenny Dykstra said that he was trying hard to improve himself. "I'm doing everything in my power to be a better person," he said. He admits that he has some issues, but argued that he couldn't be categorized as a criminal because of them.

"I do have remorse for some of the things I've done. But because I wasn't a perfect person am I a criminal? Everyone wants to make me out to be a monster," Dykstra said.

Dykstra's imprisonment might end before the mentioned time period, but for now it is three years. He has been highlighted for illegal acts in the past as well. Celebrities often face such situations, as they are famous and even a small issue can become a big scandal for them. They sometimes have to pay the price of their startdom in the form of legal charges that are highlighted by media the most. People are interested in their personal lives and therefore even a small issue receives a lot of attention.

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File photo of former Major League baseball player Lenny Dykstra in court for an arraignment in San Fernando, California
File photo of former Major League baseball player Lenny Dykstra in court for an arraignment in San Fernando, California
sarah1 is based in California, California, United States of America, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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