Dykstra Strikes Out In Bid To Dodge Criminal Charges

Law360, Los Angeles (June 7, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday rejected former baseball star Lenny Dykstra's request to throw out charges of bankruptcy fraud, embezzlement and other crimes, saying a bankruptcy trustee's alleged conflict of interest doesn't justify dismissing the federal criminal charges.

"I don't believe that anything involving the allegedly conflicted trustee, even if proven, negates the elements of the crime," U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson told federal public defenders representing the disgraced former ballplayer, who entered the hearing handcuffed and escorted by federal marshals. "Even assuming he had...
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