Denny Hecker

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.

Hecker case prosecutor asks to have document sealed

A federal prosecutor in the fraud case of former Twin Cities auto dealer Denny Hecker petitioned the court Wednesday to seal a document in relation to Hecker's former co-defendant Steven Leach. U.S. prosecutor Nicole Engisch asked for the document to be sealed, which is viewed as unusual since nearly all documents in the case, which involved four defendants, have been open to public to this point.

Denny Hecker moved to 6th prison

For the sixth time in five months, Denny Hecker has a new home. The convicted Twin Cities auto dealer is now housed at the Federal Correctional Institution in Loretto, Pa., according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. Loretto is a low-security facility that also has an adjacent minimum-security prison camp, according to its online profile.

Hecker lands in fifth — and final? — prison

Denny Hecker's tour of the federal penitentiary system has likely come to an end. The former Twin Cities auto dealer, serving a 10-year sentence for fraud, has been relocated to his fifth prison facility in four months, according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

Denny Hecker on the move again, headed to a Pennsylvania prison

Hecker is at a federal transfer center in Oklahoma City, before being moved to a low-security prison near Pittsburgh. The convicted Twin Cities auto mogul was initially held in Duluth before being transferred to Wisconsin in February. Most recently, Hecker was serving his 10-year sentence at a medium security prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Christy Rowan Hecker serves her time

The 38-year-old wife of Denny Hecker has completed her 14-month prison term for fraud and theft. She finished the last part of her sentence at a half-way house then home confinement since January. Denny Hecker was recently transferred from the minimum security facility in Duluth to a federal prison in Indiana.

Report: Hecker to be transfered again

Officials with the U.S. Bureau of Corrections told the Star Tribune that Denny Hecker isn’t done traveling yet. They declined to say where he’ll be moved next. The former Twin Cities auto-mogul was at a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, Friday afternoon. Authorities in Duluth recently took him out of the prison’s general population before he was transferred to a medium-security facility near Madison, Wisconsin, Thursday.

Denny Hecker moved again, to Indiana prison

Prison officials confirm Hecker has been moved again, this time to a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. Prison authorities in Duluth had recently placed him in special confinement away from the prison's general population. He was then transferred to a medium-security facility in Wisconsin.

Hecker transfered to federal prison near Madison

Fox 9 is reporting the former Twin Cities auto-mogul is now at a medium security prison in Oxford, Wisconsin. Denny Hecker's attorney confirms his client was being kept in solitary confinement at the Federal Security Camp in Duluth for unknown violations.

Hecker worries confinement could be step toward traditional prison

And "if that happens," a longtime friend tells the Star Tribune, "[Denny] is history." The Pioneer Press reported earlier that Hecker has been segregated from the general population at the Duluth Federal Prison Camp and banned from social activities including work and recreation.

Hecker trustee on hunt again, possibly for hidden assets

A judge has granted the bankruptcy trustee in the Denny Hecker case permission to question several friends, an ex-wife and a former attorney about the businessman's financial affairs. The trustee can also now ask prison officials to turn over all e-mails between Hecker and his wife, Christi Rowan-Hecker.

Christi Rowan, Hecker's wife, out of prison

Christi Rowan is out of prison and in some form of "supervised custody" after serving 10 months of a 14-month sentence for bank fraud and theft. Denny Hecker is serving 10 years in a federal prison camp in Duluth.