Christi Rowan

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Christi Rowan, Denny Hecker's wife, sentenced in fraud

    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.

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Denny Hecker's pastor, Peter Geisendorfer-Lindgren, defends phoned-in wedding

    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.

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Hecker and Rowan can marry, but gays can't: Comment Of The Day

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Denny Hecker phones in wedding vows to Christi Rowan

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Christi Rowan, Denny Hecker's girlfriend, jailed for illegal $9,000 withdrawal [UPDATE]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Denny Hecker's drug problem won't help his prison problem, says law expert

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Denny Hecker and Christi Rowan's supposed wedding crashed by U.S. Marshals

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Christi Rowan battles eviction from Hecker's McSchloss

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Denny Hecker jailed again for fumbling financials [UPDATE]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Denny Hecker wants Christi Rowan for wife No. 5

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Denny Hecker's 'very close friends' ride to the rescue

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Christi Rowan will likely testify against Denny Hecker

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Denny Hecker's home won't be overrun by U.S. Marshals

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Christi Rowan may hear from U.S. Marshals

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Denny Hecker stole from his kids to pay for mansion during bankruptcy

    Hecker raided his children's trust funds with the help of his former in-law.

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Patrick Thornton's strange Costco encounter with Denny Hecker

    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?"

  • News

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