The happily married couple.Christi Rowan is going to prison. Hennepin County Judge Joan Ericksen sentenced Denny Hecker's wife today to 14 months behind bars and ordered her to pay a $36,000 fine, for her role in Hecker's fraudulent business and bankruptcy dealings.
Worthy of marriage, pastor says.What would Jesus have done with Denny Hecker and Christi Rowan? Pastor Peter Geisendorfer-Lindgren figures he would have let the bankrupt and jailed former auto magnate get married to his girlfriend, who is also facing time behind bars.
The happy couple.Pastor Peter Geisendorfer-Lindgren at Lord of Life Church in Maple Grove says that he married jailbirds Denny Hecker and Christi Rowan because he figures that's what Jesus would have done. His church believes that "marriage should be rooted in steadfast love of God and that ... More >>
Mr. and Mrs. Jailbird.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 absen ... More >>
Hecker and Rowan: Soul mates.Convicted auto fraudster Denny Hecker moaned to the media from prison recently that he blamed himself for all the legal trouble facing Christi Rowan, his girlfriend -- including possible prison time of her own. But it sounds like she spent last night behind bars ... More >>
Hecker fesses up to drug use.Denny Hecker's sentencing is just around the corner, and the fallen auto king is making an 11th-hour plea for a little mercy. Hecker's lawyers filed a motion yesterday asking a judge to shave two years off the recommended sentence of a decade in prison. Hecker fesses ... More >>
Nice day for a white collar crime wedding.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 ... More >>
Denny Hecker and Christi Rowan: Money changes everything.Christi Rowan, who once got to share in all manner of Denny Hecker's bling as his live-in girlfriend, is now battling eviction from his stately McMansion out in Medina. The former auto dealer magnate, meanwhile, awaits sentencing on fe ... More >>
Denny Hecker is back behind bars.Bankrupt auto dealer Denny Hecker has been booked into the Sherburne County jail, and treated to a new mug shot. That's not what he expected out of a routine federal court hearing yesterday, and today he got more bad news: He may stay behind bars until his se ... More >>
Denny Hecker wants to get married.Denny Hecker's probably got a long "to-do" list before he's carted off to prison on federal bankruptcy and wire fraud convictions. Top of the list: Get married. For the fifth time. If absence makes the heart grow fonder, things should work out fine for Hecke ... More >>
The flat panel televisions, the furniture, the pool and ping pong tables that almost got carted away to help pay off Denny Hecker's creditors? They'll get the cash instead, thanks to some unnamed friends with $15,000 worth of expendable income who came forward with the cash at the last minute ... More >>
Failed auto dealer Denny Hecker's girlfriend, Christi Rowan, pleaded guilty to bankruptcy and fraud charges Tuesday afternoon in federal court. She admitted she lied under oath in Hecker's $767 million bankruptcy case about earning more than $150,000 a year. She also admitted lying about he ... More >>
For a while this morning it looked as though we might be treated to the sight of U.S. Marshals making a forced entry on Denny Hecker's mansion in the western suburbs; a judge had approved the request to use force from the trustee in Hecker's bankruptcy proceedings. Nix that. Fox 9 is reporti ... More >>
Denny Hecker's girlfriend, Christi Rowan, has evidently been making life hard for the court-appointeed trustee in his $767 million bankruptcy case. Court documents say she's not allowing the trustee's lawyer and an auctioneer into the couple's Medina estate. They're looking for furniture, a ... More >>
Hecker raided his children's trust funds with the help of his former in-law.
The Finance and Commerce writer said, "It was probably best I kept my mouth shut and moved along. Who knows what I would have said?"
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