Former baseball player Lenny Dykstra, who once made so much money as a financial adviser he bought Wayne Gretzky's Ventura County mega-mansion, was taken into custody Monday after being sentenced to three years in state prison for a scheme to lease cars using fraudulent paperwork. The former Mets and Phillies outfielder tried to take back a no contest plea before sentencing, but the judge rejected his request. Dykstra's fall from wealth has been chronicled over the last few years. He's 49, grew up in Garden Grove in Orange County, and played in 1,278 games over 12 seasons.
Dykstra has earned nearly a year's worth of credit toward his sentence for time already served, says AP. But he faces a federal trial later this summer over charges related to his bankruptcy.