When you hear the name Lenny Dykstra, you might remember his clutch postseason performances in the 1986 and 1993 for the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies. In 1986, Dykstra hit a walk-off home run in the NLCS for the Mets and in 1993 he hit two home runs in game three of the World Series for the Phillies.
What you might remember about Dykstra is what he did off the baseball field after retiring in 1996. In 1999, Dykstra was arrested for sexual harassment of one of his employees that worked at one of his car washes, though the charges then were dropped by the employee.
Things started to go down hill for Dykstra in 2009, he filled for bankruptcy, that turned into a being a lie and according the Los Angles Time he was arrested and charged with bankruptcy fraud in 2011.
In that same article The LA Times reported that Dykstra had been arrested for Grand Theft Auto, a day earlier on vehicle he was trying to buy and was held on a $500,000 bail.
On June 6th 2011, Dykstra was charged with 25 felony and misdemeanor counts for Grand Theft Auto, False Identification, possession of cocaine, ecstasy and Human Growth Hormone. The possession charges where dropped after Dykstra pled no contest for the Grand Theft Auto charges.
Then on March 5th 2012 he was sentenced to thee years, for bankruptcy fraud and money laundering, but according the New York Times he only served roughly six and half months of that and was released.
Since then Dykstra was arrested for holding a gun to his Uber drivers that would not change the designation.
Could you if Dykstra was not a famous athlete who has a lot of power, Bankruptcy Fraud is usually a five year sentence on the size of this magnitude. Also the guy had 25 charges against him and still got away with it.
So, it matters who are when are in trouble with the police or government.