In Los Angeles, California, Bloomberg News reports:
- Lenny Dykstra, who helped the New York Mets win the World Series in 1986, was accused of taking goods from his home including a $40,000 French stove two weeks before a bankruptcy judge appointed a trustee to oversee his finances. Fixtures and furniture were “removed and presumably sold” by the former Major League Baseball All-Star, who filed for bankruptcy in July, according to court papers filed by the mortgage lender Index Investors LLC, a creditor in the case.
- Dykstra was “apparently in the process of stripping furnishings, fixtures and equipment from the estate property,” Index Investors said in an Aug. 19 court memorandum, “doubtlessly to fuel his lifestyle at the expense of his creditors.”
- He filed for bankruptcy to stop Index Investors from holding “a scheduled illegal foreclosure sale,” he said. The lender subsequently asked the court to let it start foreclosing, and to convert Dykstra’s Chapter 11 proceedings to a Chapter 7 liquidation.
- Dykstra, 46, known as “Nails” by fans for his aggressive playing style, became an entrepreneur after injuries ended his career, opening a chain of car washes, a subscription Web site that offered stock picks and The Players Club.
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