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Former MLB All Star Dykstra Charged with Bankruptcy Fraud

Former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra was charged on Thursday with embezzling from a bankruptcy estate. His punishment could be up to five years in federal prison if convicted. Dykstra, who bought a mansion once owned by hockey star Wayne Gretzky, filed for bankruptcy...

Ex- NFL Pro Bowler to Plead Guilty to Bankruptcy Fraud

Fresh on the heels of the government's indictment of Lenny Dystra for bankruptcy fraud , Dr. Rick Sanford, a former first round draft pick by the New England Patriots and 1983 Pro-Bowler, has agreed to plead guilty to fraud in relation to his South Carolina bankruptcy filing. Now a chiropractic...

The Mass of Contradictions that Define "Bad Boys" in Sports, Art, Life, and the Law

The phrase "bad boys" is one that conjures up a multitude of contradictory connotations. In sports, the Detroit Pistons wore the moniker proudly as they pummeled their way to consecutive NBA championships. Those bad boys, however, are long gone and now the same team is just plain bad ...

‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Stars Plead Guilty to Conspiracy, Bankruptcy Fraud and Tax Crimes

Two of the stars of the Bravo TV show “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” have admitted committing a string of crimes as part of a long-running financial fraud conspiracy. Teresa Giudice, 41, and Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, 43, both of Towaco, N.J., pleaded guilty before U.S. District...

Fifth Circuit Narrows Fraud Dischargeability Claims

Rejecting a Seventh Circuit precedent, the Fifth Circuit has ruled that a non-dischargeability claim under section 523(a)(2)(A) must be based upon a false representation. While bad conduct that does not involve a misrepresentation may be actionable under other sections of the Code, it will not constitute...