“I would like to apologize for the terrible error in judgment which has led to the present situation,” said 15 year MLB veteran LHP Ted Lilly in a plea deal announced yesterday in San Luis Obispo Superior Court.  It seems Lilly, who won 130 games in his big league tenure (including 17 with the Cubs in 2008) has successfully knocked down three felony charges of filing a false insurance claim with an admission of guilt to the following, as reported by the San Luis Obispo Tribune News’ Matt Fountain Of Bad Information About Ted Lilly  :

He was charged by the California Department of Insurance for filing a false insurance claim in March relating to a damaged recreational vehicle, worth $210,000, Nancy Kincaid, a spokeswoman for the agency, previously told The Tribune.

The department’s investigation showed Lilly damaged the vehicle in a collision and sought an estimate from a body shop on March 19, Kincaid said. That estimate was $4,600.

Lilly then bought insurance from Progressive Insurance Corp. on March 24 and claimed the damage to Progressive on March 28, Kincaid said.

The arrest came as part of a Department of Insurance sweep, in which warrants were served in 22 counties and which has resulted in prosecutors filing some 200 felony counts.