Talk about your modern romance.
Yesterday, Denny Hecker had a meeting with his lawyers at the U.S. Attorney's offices in Minneapolis, when there was a knock on the door. It was Rev. Peter Geisendorfer-Lindgren, the pastor who has been helping Hecker plan his wedding to girlfriend Christi Rowan for the past two years.
And who should arrive next, but the blushing bride herself -- Rowan.[jump]
U.S. Marshals guarding the failed auto king were not feeling the love.
"It became clear to agents guarding Mr. Hecker that Ms. Rowan and the pastor were here for the purposes of participating in a wedding ceremony," wrote the U.S. Attorneys in a letter to a judge requesting Hecker no longer be allowed to use their offices for his meetings.
Rowan says her presence in the offices was completely unrelated to the pastor's visit. It was just a coincidence that she, the pastor and Hecker all happened to be there at the same time. She was simply there to go over financial documents.
She and Hecker are only allowed to talk by video from his home at Sherburne County Jail, which does not permit inmate weddings.
The pastor was asked to leave and any hope of an ambush wedding was dashed.
Yet another strange detail in the bizarre love story between Hecker and Rowan, who will become his fifth wife (someday). She's currently battling eviction from Hecker's stately Medina manse and awaiting sentencing for lying under oath during Hecker's $767 million bankruptcy case.