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The Dude to Stand Trial

Dykstra ordered to stand trial in auto theft case

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    Mets great Lenny Dykstra

    Former Phillies and Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra has been ordered to stand trial on car theft and drug possession charges.

    A judge said Friday that the 48-year-old former baseball star will go to trial on 25 counts. If convicted, Dykstra faces up to 12 years in prison. He remains in jail.

    Lenny Dykstra's Financial Nightmare

    [PHI] Lenny Dykstra's Financial Nightmare

    Prosecutors say Dykstra, his accountant and a friend leased three high-end cars from a Southern California dealership this year by providing phony information and claiming credit through a phony business.

    Police who arrested Dykstra at his Los Angeles home in April say they found cocaine, Ecstasy and synthetic human growth hormone.

    Lenny Dykstra's Financial Nightmare

    [PHI] Lenny Dykstra's Financial Nightmare

    Dykstra also faces federal bankruptcy fraud charges.

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