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Denny Hecker Back in Duluth Federal Prison

Ex-auto mogul Denny Hecker has been transferred back to Duluth federal prison as part of a 10-year-fraud sentence. Ex-auto mogul Denny Hecker has been transferred back to Duluth federal prison as part of a 10-year-fraud sentence. |  Photo: Sherburne County Jail

October 12, 2017 05:46 PM

A former Minnesota auto dealer has been transferred back to Duluth federal prison after serving time in several prisons nationwide.

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Denny Hecker, now 65, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for defrauding lenders back in 2011. He initially served some time in Duluth before being put into solitary confinement for reportedly violating cellphone privileges, according to the Star Tribune.

Hecker was then moved to a Wisconsin federal prison. He was also moved to at least four other federal prisons across the country including Colorado and Illinois.

Hecker was convicted of defrauding auto lenders and the US Bankruptcy Court. He pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud in 2010. He was initially expected to be released in July 2019, but the Federal Bureau of Prisons announced last year without a reason that he would be released in July 2018. 

Last week, Hecker's former attorney reported that Hecker had been moved into a Minneapolis half-way house from an Illinois federal prison. The Bureau of Prisons later said the attorney misspoke.

According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Hecker is now back in the Federal Camp in Duluth. Hecker has served seven years of his ten-year sentence. He can be released in July next year.


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