Despite the fact that he's currently serving a 10-year prison sentence, fallen auto mogul Denny Hecker is generating headlines once again.
According to a recent report by the Pioneer Press, Randy Seaver, the trustee handling Hecker's bankruptcy case, appears to be on the hunt for more hidden assets.
Seaver on Wednesday reportedly asked for permission to question several people close to Hecker about his financial affairs. He also wants the Federal Bureau of Prisons to turn over all e-mails exchanged between Hecker and his wife, Christi Rowan. (Hecker and Rowan married by phone earlier this year.) A hearing on the motion is scheduled for January 4, according to the Pioneer Press.
David Leibowitz, a trustee in Chicago who has followed the Hecker case, told the St. Paul newspaper that the move is aligned with "the aggressive manner in which Seaver has handled the case up until now," and Seaver likely believes Hecker "is being aided and abetted in prison, and he's trying to see what the sources and uses of the funds might be."
In related news, Rowan has reportedly been released from prison after serving nearly 10 months for bank fraud and bankruptcy fraud. She received a 14-month sentence in March.
The Star Tribune reported that Rowan was recently released from an Illinois prison and remanded to the custody of the Minneapolis Community Corrections division. She has been assigned a case manager and is "in transition," meaning she is in a work-release jail, halfway house, or some other form of supervised custody, the Minneapolis newspaper reported.
Her official release from corrections custody is scheduled for late February. But prisoners are typically transferred to some form of "transitional" housing one to six months before their official release date, and pending good behavior, they may be allowed to return to their homes, a Minneapolis Community Corrections official told the Star Tribune. He declined, however, to disclose where Rowan is in that process.
Read more in the Star Tribune here.