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Convicted auto dealer, Denny Hecker, on the move

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.

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

The Star Tribune ( 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.


Information from: Star Tribune,

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