EXCLUSIVE: Ex-MLB star Lenny Dykstra – Feds on Hunt to Seize His Money over $200k Restitution Fine for Bankruptcy Fraud
The Dirty can exclusively reveal ex-MLB star Lenny Dykstra better start stashing his money because the Feds are the hunt for where it may be located … due to him blowing off a years old $200k restitution fine related to bankruptcy fraud.
Lenny filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy back in 2009. During the course of the bankruptcy, he was charged for embezzling money for selling over $400k in items without approval of the court. He later plead guilty to 3 felonies and was sentenced to prison time along with a $200k restitution fine.
The baseball legend released his book, House of Nails: A Memoir of Life on the Edge, last year … and it appears Dykstra’s media appearances caught the eye of the Federal Government.
Back in June, the Feds filed docs in court demanding Dykstra’s wages from the book sales be garnished until the full $200k was paid off. They stated that despite Lenny being ordered to pay the restitution years ago, he still owed a balance of $153,175.02.
They tried to go after HarperCollins – who released his book – but the Feds struck out due to the publisher having no money owed to Lenny for them to seize.
Then recently, the Feds went back to court to file a new writ of garnishment against The Third Chapter LLC. It appears the government may have found out the MLB star was paid through his LLC by the publisher and now they are on the hunt to garnish any money from the company to collect on their $153k still owed.