The U.S. Attorney’s Office has filed a notice of lien seeking more than $150,000 in restitution the office says former MLB baseball player Lenny Dykstra owes in restitution as part of his 2012 sentencing in a bankruptcy fraud case.

The notice was filed Tuesday within Dykstra’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit he brought on his own behalf on Feb. 14 against the law firm of Galanter & Associates and attorney Douglas F. Galanter. Dykstra alleges the defendants mishandled a previous legal matter while representing him, and entitled him to at least $500,000 in damages.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office maintains that any judgment or settlement Dykstra may obtain in the Galanter case must include a satisfaction of the $153,175 owed as part of the original $200,000 restitution order.

Dykstra, a former All-Star outfielder, was sentenced in December 2012 by U.S. District Court Judge Dean Pregerson to 6 1/2 months in prison for hiding baseball gloves and other heirlooms from his playing days that were supposed to be part of his bankruptcy filing. He also ordered Dykstra to pay $200,000 in restitution.

The 60-year-old Dykstra was born in Santa Ana and grew up in Garden Grove.

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