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Posted: Friday May 6, 2011 6:56PM ; Updated: Friday May 6, 2011 8:18PM

Lenny Dykstra indicted in bankruptcy fraud case

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If convicted of all 13 counts, Lenny Dykstra could face a maximum of 80 years in prison.
If convicted of all 13 counts, Lenny Dykstra could face a maximum of 80 years in prison.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra has been indicted by a Los Angeles federal grand jury in a bankruptcy fraud case.

The 48-year-old filed for bankruptcy in 2009, and is accused of later stealing and selling property from an $18.5 million estate.

Federal prosecutors brought 13 counts against Dykstra, including bankruptcy fraud, obstruction of justice, concealing property from the bankruptcy estate and other charges.

If found guilty on all charges, Dykstra faces a maximum of 80 years in prison.

Dykstra's attorney, Mark Werksman, says the case stems from a dispute with the bankruptcy trustee and no fraud was committed.

Dykstra spent 12 years in the big leagues and helped the Mets to the World Series championship in 1986. He was a three-time All-Star in the 1990s while with the Phillies.

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