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Convicted auto dealer, Denny Hecker, on the move

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Convicted businessman Denny Hecker is on the move again.

But, federal prison officials won't say why he's landed at a facility in Terre Haute, Ind. The former multimillionaire had been serving a 10-year sentence for fraud at a minimum-security prison in Duluth. Then earlier this week he was taken to a medium-security prison in Oxford, Wis., and on Thursday he was back on the road, this time to Indiana.

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U.S. Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke says he knows where Hecker will ultimately end up, but can't say.

The Star Tribune (http://bit.ly/ygoEQj) says some of Hecker's associates speculate he may have been abusing cell phone privileges. Others say he might be a flight risk. Hecker pleaded guilty in 2010 to bankruptcy fraud and defrauding auto lenders out of millions of dollars.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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