Denny Hecker phones in wedding vows to Christi Rowan
Make that: Christi Rowan-Hecker.
Fellow jailbirds Denny Hecker and Christi Rowan say they got married by phone on Feb. 22, but Minnesota law says that doesn't count, and the Hennepin County Attorney is looking into the legality of their license.
If it's true that absence makes the heart grow fonder, then maybe the soul mates will finally get things right.
He's in prison for a decade for trying to defraud auto lenders out of millions of dollars. She's in jail awaiting sentencing for her role in his shady business and bankruptcy dealings. If the vows hold legal water, this would be Hecker's fifth marriage and Rowan's second.
Hecker and Rowan were suspected of trying to get hitched once before, in November. Hecker had a meeting with his lawyers at the U.S. Attorney's offices in Minneapolis, with his pastor, Rev. Peter Geisendorfer-Lindgren, in attendance. In walked Rowan.
All parties claimed she was just there to retrieve some court documents -- total coincidence! But down came the long arm of the law.
Denny Hecker's lovable mug.
But love knows no limits for these white collar criminals. On Feb. 22, with Geisendorfer-Lindgren officiating, Hecker phoned in his vows from the Sherburne County jail to Rowan at Maple Grove's Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Her child's nanny acted as witness.
"Our normal has never been like anybody else's normal," he told WCCO.
More on Denny Hecker:
- Denny Hecker, Steve Leach indicted in scheme to defraud lenders
- Denny Hecker faces 18 new federal counts in alleged conspiracy and fraud
- Denny Hecker stole from his kids to pay for mansion during bankruptcy
- Denny Hecker's Caddy golf cart goes on the block
- For Denny Hecker, Elvis has left the building
- Denny Hecker bought his own Harley Davidson at bankruptcy auction
- Denny Hecker's watches fetch $294,500 at auction
- Denny Hecker's drug problem won't help his prison problem
- Denny Hecker sentenced
- Denny Hecker, behind bars, is a workout-addicted vegetarian
- Christi Rowan, Denny Hecker's girlfriend, jailed for illegal $9,000 withdrawal
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