Lenny Dykstra receives sentence of 6 1/2 months in bankruptcy fraud case

The New York Mets' Lenny Dykstra thrusts a

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The New York Mets' Lenny Dykstra thrusts a fist in the air as he rounds the bases after his game-winning two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 3 of the NLCS against the Houston Astros on Oct. 11, 1986. (Credit: AP / G. Paul Burnett)

Former Met Lenny Dykstra was sentenced Monday to 6 1/2 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $200,000 in restitution and perform 500 hours of community service after admittedly stealing and selling items from his bankruptcy estate.

The 6 1/2-month prison sentence delivered by U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson in Los Angeles is significantly less than the 30 months prosecutors requested...

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