Lenny Dykstra

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    Jamie-Lynn Sigler-Dykstra’s Ex Is Back In The Game

    Remember Abraxas “A.J.” Discala? Ex-husband of Jamie-Lynn Sigler (who’s since moved on with Lenny Dykstra’s son)? Guy who swore he didn’t mean to suggest he was pumping and dumping penny stocks when he said to a friend, in discussing the share price of a company called Cubed: “I’m the fucking brake and the gas, jackass“? […]

    / Sep 12, 2014 at 2:30 PM
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    Legendary Investor Lenny Dykstra Will Sign “Anything” You Want This Weekend (And He Does Mean “Anything”)

    Not six weeks out of prison and Lenny Dykstra is wasting no time raising funds for what we hope is another billion dollar business venture or bid to reclaim Wayne Gretzky’s house. If you can get yourself to White Plains this weekend, you won’t be disappointed.

    / Aug 15, 2013 at 1:14 PM
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    Lenny Dykstra Officially Out Of Prison, Could Really Use That Financial Consulting Gig

    Despite reports that he was going to be released in time for Father’s Day, Nails actually ended up saying good-bye to his friends at the Victorville Federal Correctional Complex yesterday afternoon.

    / Jun 21, 2013 at 1:14 PM
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    “One of the Great Ones” Is Getting Out Of Jail, Will Be Available For Financial Consulting Work Come June 16

    That’s, right, everyone: while you’re celebrating Father’s Day this Sunday, take some time to raise a glass to the release of Lenny Dykstra from a California prison, a whopping 21 months early! Obviously Lenny–sentenced to three years for “acting as if he was above the law” by “looting valuables from his $18 million mansion north […]

    / Jun 14, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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    Opening Bell: 12.04.12

    Banks Rediscover Money Management Again As Trading Declines (Bloomberg)
    Global banks, forced by regulators to reduce their dependence on profits from high-risk trading, have rediscovered the appeal of the mundane business of managing money for clients. Deutsche Bank is now counting on the fund unit it failed to sell to help boost return on equity, a measure of profitability. UBS is paring investment banking as it focuses on overseeing assets for wealthy clients. Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, three of the five biggest U.S. banks, are considering expanding asset- management divisions as they seek to grab market share from fund companies such as Fidelity Investments. “Asset management is a terrific business,” said Ralph Schlosstein, chief executive officer of Evercore Partners Inc., a New York-based boutique investment bank that last month agreed to buy wealth manager Mt. Eden Investment Advisors LLC. “Asset managers earn fees consistently without risking capital. Compare that to other businesses in the financial services.”

    Hedge Funds Win as Europe Will Pay More for Greek Bonds (Bloomberg)
    Hedge funds drove up prices for Greek sovereign debt last week after determining that European finance ministers would back off a pledge to pay no more than about 28 percent of face value to retire the nation’s bonds. Money managers correctly wagered that not enough bondholders would participate at that level to get the deal done. That would put at risk bailout funds that Greece needs to stave off economic collapse. Transactions involving Greek bonds “increased by the day” after it became clear that the buyback was going to happen, with hedge funds accounting for most of the purchases, said Zoeb Sachee, the London-based head of European government bond trading at Citigroup Inc. “If all goes according to plan, everybody wins,” Sachee said. “Hedge funds must have bought lower than here. If it isn’t successful, Greece risks default and everybody loses.”

    GE’s Swiss lending unit for sale, UBS to bid (Reuters)
    General Electric Co wants to sell its Swiss consumer lending business, two sources familiar with the matter said, with UBS one of the parties interested in a deal that could be worth up to 1.5 billion Swiss francs ($1.62 billion). The sources told Reuters that UBS was one of at least two parties who plan to submit bids in an auction process. “GE wants to finalize the sale of GE Money Bank by the end of the first quarter,” said one of the sources.

    Brian Moynihan: ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Repercussions Could Stretch in 2014 (CNBC)
    “I’m more concerned about business behavior slowing down than I am about consumer behavior,” Moynihan told “Squawk Box.” “I think we’re in danger if this thing strings out into 2013 that you could start to have problems of what 2014 would look like.”

    Icahn Fails In Oshkosh Tender Offer (WSJ)
    The activist investor was tendered only a meek 22% of shares in an offer he used essentially as a proxy for whether shareholders would support his board nominees. Icahn, who had pledged to drop the offer and his proxy fight if he didn’t receive at least 25% of shares tendered, says he is indeed dropping the tender offer.

    Ex-baseball star Lenny Dykstra sentenced in bankruptcy fraud case (Reuters)
    Lenny Dykstra, the 1980s World Series hero who pleaded guilty earlier this year to bankruptcy fraud, was sentenced on Monday to six months in federal prison and ordered to perform 500 hours of community service. The 49-year-old former ballplayer – who is already serving time in state prison for grand theft auto, lewd conduct and assault with a deadly weapon – was also ordered to pay $200,000 in restitution. In the federal case, Dykstra pleaded guilty in July to bankruptcy fraud and other charges. According to the written plea agreement, he admitted defrauding his creditors by declaring bankruptcy in 2009, then stealing or destroying furnishings, baseball memorabilia and other property from his $18.5 million mansion.

    Teacher disciplined for receiving foot massages from students (SLT)
    A Taylorsville Elementary School teacher has returned to his third-grade classroom after being disciplined for violating professional standards after students reported they scratched his back, rubbed his feet and had other inappropriate contact while at school. Granite School District officials found no criminal conduct by elementary teacher Bryan Watts, 53, who has worked at the school since 2004, but the district claims to have taken “appropriate disciplinary action” following complaints about Watts…Granite District police Detective Randall Porter started an investigation into Watts’ conduct Oct. 9 after a mother expressed concern to the district after her daughter reported odd classroom behavior by Watts. “She complained that her daughter [name redacted] told her that Watts asks students to rub his feet and back during ‘movie time,’ that Watts told the class that they should not tell their parents about activities that happen in the classroom, and that Watts scared a student by hitting a hammer on the student’s desk,” Porter wrote in his 19-page report…officials also said there were student statements about odd activities, including playing dodgeball in Watts’ classroom.

    Knight Capital May Go It Alone (NYP)
    Knight Capital’s board emerged from another meeting yesterday to review dueling takeover offers without making a decision. Both Getco and Virtu Financial have made bids for the Jersey City, NJ-based Knight, which had to be bailed out several months ago after a $460 million trading glitch nearly tanked the firm. “[Knight] can still decide to remain independent. That’s a real possibility,” said one source familiar with the bidding process.

    Top US Firms Are Cash-Rich Abroad, Cash-Poor At Home (WSJ)
    With billions of dollars overseas that may never come back, the Securities and Exchange Commission is concerned that companies haven’t been presenting investors with an honest appraisal of their liquidity. As a result, regulators are pressing companies to more clearly lay out how much of their cash is in the U.S. and how much is overseas and potentially encumbered by U.S. taxes.

    UBS Near Libor Deal (Reuters)
    UBS is nearing a deal to settle claims some of its staff manipulated interest rates, and could reach agreement with US and British authorities by the end of the year, a source said yesterday. Britain’s Barclays was fined $453 million in June for manipulating Libor benchmark interest rates, and remains the only bank to settle in the investigation, which led to the resignation of the bank’s chairman and CEO.

    Calpers Crusader Takes Aim At Fees (WSJ)
    Mr. Desrochers, a 65-year-old native of Canada who last year became head of private-equity investing for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, has told buyout funds to reduce fees if they want cash from the $241 billion pension goliath, one of the nation’s largest private-equity investors. He has pushed for Calpers to pay management fees below the industry’s standard of 1% or more and asked for performance fees below the usual 15% to 20% of gains, according to people who have dealt with him.

    Mike Tyson: Brad Pitt Had Sex With My Wife (NYP)
    Mike Tyson claims that he caught Pitt having sex with his ex-wife, Robin Givens, while they were in the middle of their divorce in the late eighties. Tyson, who was shortly married to Givens from 1988 to 1989, said he and the actress were still sleeping with each other during their separation. “I was getting a divorce, but… every day, before I would go to my lawyer’s office to say ‘she’s a pig and stealing,’ I would go to her house to have sex with her,” Tyson said on the Yahoo! Sports show “In Depth with Graham Bensinger.” “This particular day, someone beat me to the punch. And I guess Brad got there earlier than I did.” How did the heavyweight boxer react? “I was mad as hell…You should have saw his face when he saw me,” Tyson said.

    / Dec 4, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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    Prosecutors Want Jim Cramer-Endorsed Investor Lenny Dykstra To Do Thirty Months In Jail

    They say that’s the only way Dykstra* will learn that in our society, you can’t rip toilets and other bathroom fixtures out of the floor and sell them to a pawn shops just because you feel like it, or drop trou for the cleaning staff.

    / Nov 16, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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    It’s Going To Be Quite Some Time Before Legendary Investor Lenny Dykstra’s Lips Taste Sweet Freedom, Twizzlers Purchased Outside The Confines Of A Prison Canteen

    Former New York Mets star and financial guru Lenny Dykstra was sentenced to three years in state prison on Monday, after a judge rejected a last-ditch effort to change his no contest plea and fight the charges. He had pleaded no contest to grand theft auto and filing a false financial statement in connection with […]

    / Mar 5, 2012 at 5:39 PM
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    Lenny Dykstra Has No Idea What Anyone Is Talking About

    Dykstra, in an exclusive statement to the Daily News, says that at no point had he agreed to participate in [previously announced fight versus Jose Canseco], and that Dan Herman, 26, of Chester County, whom he calls “A starf—er,” booked the fight without his consent and made up quotes in the press, including the Daily […]

    / Nov 7, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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    Who Should Pay For Ruining Lenny Dykstra’s Various Post-Baseball Ventures And Hobbies?

    As you may have heard, this Saturday night, Lenny Dykstra will box former co-worker Jose Canseco, in a title fight** that will be live-streamed for your viewing pleasure. Canseco was originally scheduled to go head to head with the husband of a Real Housewives cast member but “graciously” agreed to bow out after Nails “called […]

    / Nov 2, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    You’ve Got Half An Hour To Help Bail Out Lenny Dykstra And Own A Piece Of History

    Legendary Jim Cramer-endorsed investor Lenny Dykstra may have been disappointed when neither Charlie Sheen nor Hollywood producer Jonathan Heap came through to bail him out from jail where he’s awaiting trail on charges of defrauding creditors, stealing cars, possessing coke and exposing himself to a series of maids found on Craigslist. But if his time […]

    / Sep 15, 2011 at 2:00 PM
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    Lenny Dykstra’s Cleaning Staff Didn’t Know Their Gigs Required Giving The Boss Massages, Getting A Glimpse At His Most Valuable Player

    Back in January, Lenny Dykstra was accused of sexually harassing his housekeeper, who claimed that LD forced her to “give him oral sex on Saturdays.” At the time, Dykstra scoffed at the allegations, telling a reporter that he was the victim of extortion and “If she was assaulted on Saturdays, I’m a ballerina dancer on […]

    / Aug 26, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    Lenny Dykstra Didn’t Feel The Need To Reveal His Intelligence, Market Savvy In The Most Obvious Ways

    When Lenny Dykstra began a downward spiral several years ago, in which he went from having several million in the bank and buying Wayne Gretzky’s house to ripping bathroom fixtures out of the place and selling them at a pawn shop before meeting up with hookers to whom he bounced checks, a man named Jim […]

    / Jul 19, 2011 at 3:53 PM
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    Lenny Dykstra Will Not Go Down Without A Fight

    [Twitter via CNBC, earlier]

    / Jun 23, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    Help Spring Lenny Dykstra Out Of The Clink Today (Update)

    As you may have heard, Lenny Dykstra is currently sitting in jail on bankruptcy fraud charges. The man once named investor of the century by Jim Cramer could prepare for his upcoming trial in the company of wherever he’s crashing these days but no one has stepped up to the plate to cover the cash […]

    / Jun 23, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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    Lenny Dykstra Pleads Not Guilty To Bankruptcy Fraud

    Former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra pleaded not guilty Monday in a federal case where he’s accused of embezzling money from a bankruptcy estate. An out-of-sorts Dykstra appeared in a Los Angeles federal courtroom where he entered his plea while flanked by a new attorney, a deputy federal public defender. His […]

    / Jun 13, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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    Lenny Dykstra To Be Sprung From Jail *And* See His Life Played Out On The Big Screen

    Two huge wins for Jim Cramer-endorsed investor Lenny Dykstra today.

    / Jun 10, 2011 at 3:00 PM
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    Legendary Investor Lenny Dykstra Might Need Bail Money, Pair Of Pants

    Remember when Lenny Dykstra was arrested in April? The Jim Cramer-approved investor was cuffed and charged with bankruptcy fraud for “selling items from his $18 million California mansion,” including chandeliers, mirrors, artwork, a stove and a grandfather clock delivered to a consignment store called Uniques, whose owner was happy to help him unload his “truckload […]

    / Jun 6, 2011 at 12:39 PM
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    Bring Lenny Dykstra Into Your Home Today

    Geoffrey Raymond, Wall Street’s artist in-residence, has completed his latest: “Dykstra, Nailed.”

    / May 27, 2011 at 11:37 AM
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    Legendary Investor Lenny Dykstra: Always There For A Friend In Peril

    “Dykstra came to visit me on ‘Celebrity Rehab,’” Dwight “Doc” Gooden told WFAN’s Boomer & Carton on Tuesday. “I’ll tell you what, it was crazy. He thought that I had been hypnotized and (Dr. Drew) got me in there and was holding me hostage. He tried to come in with two guys to get me […]

    / May 24, 2011 at 1:20 PM
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    Lenny Dykstra: “I Did Not Get Stupid Over Night”

    As you may have heard, early this morning, Lenny Dykstra decided to bare his soul to, and lay some truth on the asses of, “the people of the great city of New York.” The last couple years have been a bit of a whirlwind for LD, culminating in his being arrested and indicted on charges […]

    / May 10, 2011 at 2:09 PM
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    Commemorate (And Potentially Profit From) Leonard Kyle Dykstra

    The last several years have not been the greatest in the life and times of Jim Cramer-endorsed investor Lenny K. Dykstra. The bumps are too numerous to mention in full but include: falling on money troubles so serious that he was no longer able to fly private, having his beloved mansion foreclosed on, leaving the […]

    / May 9, 2011 at 12:12 PM
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    Lenny Dykstra Faces Up To 80 Years In Prison For Stealing The Light Fixtures From His Old House

    Last month, legendary investor Lenny Dykstra was charged with bankruptcy fraud and obstruction of justice. On Friday, he was indicted by a federal grand jury, which took issue with Nails loading $400,000 worth of stuff from his foreclosed house (purchased from Wayne Gretzky in 2007) into a truck, when it should have gone to creditors, […]

    / May 9, 2011 at 11:01 AM
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    Guess Who Bailed Lenny Dykstra Out Of Jail

    Earlier this month, legendary investor** Lenny Dykstra was charged with bankruptcy fraud. His crime? Helping himself to some items from his foreclosed on house and making a little profit off them (“Dykstra allegedly had dozens of items including chandeliers, mirrors, artwork, a stove and a grandfather clock delivered to a consignment store, Uniques, on South […]

    / Apr 26, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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    First Round Of Lenny Dykstra Interviews Allegedly Involve Nude Massages

    From time to time around these parts, we like to offer some pro-tips for those interviewing at various banks and hedge funds, given that each firm is unique and offers its own kind of curve balls. A successful (lunch) interview at Goldman Sachs, for instance, will require one to order within 30 seconds of the […]

    / Apr 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    Legendary Investor Lenny Dykstra Charged With Fraud, Arrested On “Unrelated Charges” (Update)

    Lenny Dykstra, described by his ex-best friend Jim Cramer as one of “the greats” in the investing industry, has reportedly been charged with with bankruptcy fraud for “selling items from his $18 million California mansion.”

    / Apr 15, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    Does Lenny Dykstra Not Understand The Concept Of Tipping Or Does He Think His Signature Is Worth $200?

    Though he’s told reporters he’s in the midst of a huge comeback, economically speaking, Lenny Dykstra is still a few paychecks away from getting his $24 million house back from the bank, flying private, paying hookers for services rendered in forms other than the IOU, and taking dates out for a nice steak dinner. As […]

    / Mar 7, 2011 at 1:19 PM
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    Charlie Sheen’s Decision To Join Twitter Was Economically Motivated

    As you may have heard, earlier this week Charles Sheen (née Carlos Irwin Estevez) joined Twitter, gaining approximately five trillion followers in under an hour. So far the pearls of wisdom proffered from Sheen’s firebreathing fists/fingers have included: “Face it folks, you just feel better when you say it. #WINNING,” “I’m here for my people..!” […]

    / Mar 3, 2011 at 4:21 PM
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    Legendary Investor Lenny Dykstra Makes A Few Predictions About The Banks Who Stole From Him, The Asses Of People Who Mock Him And Charlie Sheen

    Nails laid it all out on the table during an interview with Howard Eskin, who he last told, “I’m a lightning rod for money; after we’re done talking today when you’re walking to your car you’ll probably find 100 bucks.”

    / Feb 28, 2011 at 1:05 PM

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