Onetime vehicle magnate Denny Hecker is a free man.
After serving greater than seven years in prison for fraud, Hecker was released on Tuesday, based on the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He had been staying in a Minneapolis midway home since February.
Hecker was sentenced in 2011 to 10 years in prison for his crimes, which included defrauding lenders out of thousands and thousands by falsifying mortgage paperwork.
His preliminary launch date was scheduled for July 2019, nevertheless it was later modified to July 2018. Bureau of Prisons representatives declined to clarify the change final 12 months, and the Bureau didn’t return a message searching for touch upon Wednesday.
One of his former attorneys mentioned final 12 months that the sentence could have modified as a result of Hecker accomplished a drug rehab program whereas in prison.
Halfway homes assist inmates who will quickly be released rebuild their lives, with providers similar to job counseling and monetary planning, based on the bureau’s web site. The solely Minnesota location is a 20-bed facility on Lake Street in Minneapolis.
The former lawyer, Brian Toder, instructed the Star Tribune in 2017 that Hecker’s experience may very well be precious to auto sellers.
“There are a lot of people who may not want to buy a used car from Denny, but there are a lot of dealers who would pay good money for him to act as a consultant because Denny really knew the ins and outs of selling,” Toder mentioned.
Hecker moved round steadily whereas within the prison system, being transferred to 9 prisons earlier than he landed again in Minneapolis.
Before his downfall, Hecker commanded an auto seller empire that included 26 dealerships and the Advantage Rent-A-Car chain. His title and picture featured prominently in ads, and his title can nonetheless be seen stickered on vehicles across the Twin Cities.