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Lenny Dykstra's attorney said Tuesday earlier reports that Charlie Sheen had bailed the former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder out of jail were untrue, the New York Daily News reported.

"Charlie Sheen has absolutely nothing to do with posting the bond in the federal case," attorney Mark Werksman said.

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He said Sheen and Dykstra were friends, but there was "simply no truth" to the reports.

Dykstra, who was charged earlier this month with bankruptcy fraud, was held on $150,000 bail for nearly a week. Entertainment website TMZ and others said Sheen had put forward $22,500, 15 percent of the bond.

Sheen was reported to have said, "The rendition guilty trolls that kidnapped my dear friend Nails [a nickname for Dykstra] clearly forgot that he's a fellow Vatican assassin and his best pal is a warlock."

"It's preposterous," Werksman said.

According to court records, Dykstra's bookkeeper signed a promissory note for the first $75,000 of the bond and a second note for the remaining balance is currently in the works.

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.

Prosecutors claim that Dykstra, 48, sold $400,000 worth of items from his $18 million mansion in southern California without permission. He faces up to five years in a federal prison if convicted.

As well as fraud charges, the former three-time All-Star was being investigated by the LAPD for lewd conduct after a woman claimed he stripped and requested a massage when he interviewed her for a housekeeper role.

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