Charlie Sheen Bails Out Former Baseball Player Lenny Dykstra

Lenny Dykstra will appear in court on May 16.

Charlie Sheen fronted $22,500 to bail former major league baseball star Lenny "Nails" Dykstra out of jail, TMZ reported Tuesday.

Dykstra, 48, of Encino, was charged earlier this month with bankruptcy fraud and was held on $150,000 bail for nearly a week until Sheen put forward 15 percent of the payment.

"The rendition guilty trolls that kidnapped my dear friend Nails clearly forgot that he's a fellow Vatican assassin and his best pal is a warlock," Sheen told TMZ.   

Dykstra has previously come to Sheen's aid, hiring a top lawyer to negotiate the troubled actor's return to "Two and a Half Men" after the 45-year-old was fired from the sitcom in March.

The Los Angeles Police Department arrested Dykstra at his Encino home on April 14. Federal prosecutors allege that after filing for bankruptcy in 2009, Dykstra hid, sold or destroyed more than $400,000 worth of items from his $18.5 million mansion in Ventura County.

“Dykstra admitted in a bankruptcy hearing to having arranged the sale of sports memorabilia and a dresser that were property of the bankruptcy estate; and Dykstra ripped out a $50,000 sink from his mansion and took granite from the mansion and installed it in an office he set up at the Camarillo airport after he had filed for bankruptcy protection,” according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.   

Dykstra will return to court on May 16. If convicted of bankruptcy fraud, he could face a maximum of five years in federal prison.


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