SLO County DA takes on ex-baseball star
January 23, 2015
San Luis Obispo County prosecutors have charged former Major League Baseball pitcher Ted Lilly with insurance fraud. [KSBY]
The district attorney’s office alleges that Lilly, 39, damaged his approximately $200,000 RV but did not file a claim until after he purchased insurance for the vehicle. The crime occurred in March 2014, Assistant District Attorney Lee Cunningham said.
On Thursday, Lilly appeared in San Luis Obispo Superior Court and pleaded not guilty to three felony counts. He is charged with filing a false insurance claim, making a false statement in support of a claim and failing to disclose a material fact in connection with a claim.
Lilly resides in Edna Valley. He retired from Major League Baseball in 2013 after a 15-year career that earned him nearly $100 million in base salary.
He spent four years with the Los Angeles Dodgers and was selected for two All-Star games.
Lilly faces a maximum sentence of five years for the alleged crimes. He is due to appear back in court on Feb. 5.