A Los Angeles County Grand Jury indicted former baseball star Lenny Dykstra on charges including auto theft, identity theft, and drug possession.
The L.A. County District Attorney alleges that Dykstra committed 23 felonies and 2 misdemeanors. Allegedly, police found cocaine, Ecstasy, as well as Somatropin (a synthetic human growth hormone) in the ballplayer’s home while executing a search warrant on April 14. That search was related to an investigation into embezzlement and bankruptcy fraud allegations. He was ultimately indicted on a federal bankruptcy fraud charge related to that investigation.
Dykstra’s accountant and a friend were also charged. If found guilty of the new charges, Dykstra faces up to 12 years in the California pen.
Dykstra has had legal and financial difficulties on several occasions since his retirement from Major League Baseball. Take a peek at his Wikipedia page for a decent rundown of his issues. (And all of this is separate from the fact that he is apparently great friends with Charlie Sheen…)