Denny Hecker's wife breaks silence; Hecker speaks from prison

The wife of fallen Twin Cities businessman Denny Hecker breaks her silence in an interview with WCCO-TV. Christi Rowan-Hecker explained the nature of her marriage to Hecker, who is currently housed at a low-security federal prison in Loretto, Penn. -- his sixth prison since being sentenced to 10 years for fraud.
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The wife of fallen Twin Cities businessman Denny Hecker has broken her silence in an interview with WCCO-TV.

In her first interview since leaving prison, Christi Rowan-Hecker explained the nature of her marriage to Hecker. The former auto mogul is currently housed at a low-security federal prison in Loretto, Penn. -- his sixth prison since being sentenced to 10 years for fraud.

Hecker also spoke from prison by phone to reporter Esme Murphy, who interviewed Rowan-Hecker. The two married over the phone while Hecker was behind bars.

Rowan-Hecker has already served 10 months for committing perjury and falsifying a credit application.

See the WCCO interview with Rowan-Hecker below.

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