Judge: Denny Hecker can't keep lakefr...

Judge: Denny Hecker can't keep lakefront home

There are 70 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Sep 25, 2009, titled Judge: Denny Hecker can't keep lakefront home. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Denny Hecker can't claim his multimillion-dollar Crosslake property as his homestead, the judge ruled today in the former auto dealer's personal bankruptcy case.

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Eau Claire, WI

#1 Sep 25, 2009
his new home should be in oakdale mn., stillwater prison

Truman, MN

#4 Sep 25, 2009
Denny, it's so great to see you going down !I worked for you for five years and you stuck it to me ! Satisfaction is a great feeling, cant help but crack a smile everytime your name is in the paper with more bad news ! I think I might buy one of your watches at auction too. I love it :)

United States

#5 Sep 25, 2009
Ah, just another chapter in the "Denny Hecker is a POS" story. The only thing he cares about is himself. Always has, always will. Have fun in prison you POS!!! I'm sure Tom Petters will like the company.

Gillette, WY

#11 Sep 25, 2009
more crap wrote:
his new home should be in oakdale mn., stillwater prison
Stillwater Prison is in Stillwater you goof.

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Sep 25, 2009
his "alter ego?" that's the best defense ever.

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Sep 25, 2009
Boots wrote:
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Stillwater Prison is in Stillwater you goof.
Actually it's in Oak Park Heights....

Plymouth, MN

#14 Sep 25, 2009
Denny told you your claims were BASELESS. Happy the judge agreed.

Your Out of Crosslake!! Having a summer home in Crosslake for the past 20 years I think I can speak on behalf of 99% of the good people who reside full time or have a "SEASONAL RESIDENCE" WE ARE THRILLED WITH THE RULLING.

Don't forget to grab the remaining chicken in the freezer.


Lakeville, MN

#15 Sep 25, 2009
Oops wrote:
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Actually it's in Oak Park Heights....
Nope, Stillwater Prison is in Stillwater. Oak Park Heights Prison is in Oak Park Heights. They are two different prisons.

Plymouth, MN

#17 Sep 25, 2009
Denny must be in full freak out mode, blaming the Hecker Legal Beagles for the judge ruling against him.

Legal Beagles time for an exit strategy???

As the legal costs for his defense grow everyday, you will not be paid.

Remember Denny will do the same thing he did to all employees (except the goon squad - I would start to question are they (Will, Pat and Bill et al) simply idiots or are they as delusional as Denny.

Denny buying the whole restaurant dinner at Manny's even though unconfirmed and denied by Manny's I know several people who confirm the story - they were there.

Thats Right

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Sep 25, 2009
TheD wrote:
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Nope, Stillwater Prison is in Stillwater. Oak Park Heights Prison is in Oak Park Heights. They are two different prisons.
O.K. folks lets end this debate.......

Why not the homeless shelter in downtown St. Paul?
Pie In The Sky

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Sep 25, 2009
next they'll want the cardboard box he'll be living in

Ashburn, VA

#20 Sep 25, 2009

“Here I come to save the Day!”

Since: Jan 09

Gothem city

#22 Sep 25, 2009
He should escape with a stick and a red handkerchief to tie his peanut butter and jelly sandwiches up in. And maybe a change of cloths.

Greed will get you every time.

Shame on you Denny. Nice to see the judge has the stones to do what is right.

Monroe, LA

#23 Sep 25, 2009
ol' Denny is well and truly going chapter 7, total liquidation. the trustee appears to see right through the ploys to hide assets left and right. he'll end up with a suitcase full and nowhere to go. and I suspect the feds and the state will end up fighting for who's going to house him in rather substandard housing, with very substandard room mates.
meet the Focker

Crosslake, MN

#24 Sep 25, 2009
Meet Denny HeckerDenny Hecker grew up in north Minneapolis where he attended Patrick Henry High School. While he loved his years at Patrick Henry, his "life education” came from people.

As an entrepreneur, Denny believes we all have the opportunity to be educators of the world. His life education really came from the realization of what great passion can do for a person and their future. He was blessed to be in the company of such great Minnesota entrepreneurs like Walter Bush, former owner of the Minnesota North Stars and Harvey Wilkins, one of the Twin Cities’ early automotive pioneers.

The impact of these and other trailblazers in the local business market helped put Minnesota on the map as a place where anyone with drive, ambition, energy and a desire for success could realize their dreams and beyond. Denny believes that if you are truly focused on the mission, able to recognize your passion and combine those two elements into a positive experience with people, you will achieve success.

Denny has taken his ambition, drive, desire and passion and built an empire that today spans automotive retail, rental, leasing and fleet, real estate, mortgage, insurance, restaurant and many other investments. His ability to recognize opportunity and turn it into reality is one of the many lessons he learned and developed from his mentors.

John Wooden, former coach of the UCLA basketball team in the 60's and 70's once said "There is something inherently simple, noble and modest about a leader that sees his role as a TEACHER and not a BOSS". For Denny there were no truer words spoken. His greatest joy comes from watching the people he has given a “leg up” to in business and watching them become successful.“The only thing that compensates for my loss of these great employees is the knowledge that we've achieved success along the way and that I've done my part by being a great teacher and part of their success story. My hope is that they remember that they were once given an opportunity and that they pass that on to the next person with the same passion and drive that they felt when they started out.”

How does this translate into car sales? Denny’s 35+ years of experience include washing, driving, selling and managing every aspect of the automotive experience. There isn’t a job at a dealership he hasn’t done or wouldn’t do. He believes teamwork in fact does have an “I” in it because “I need to care so my team will care about me”. So whether you know Denny in the community with his passion to help children and families in the Twin Cities, through a business deal or if you see him at a basketball or hockey game, you know instantly what he believes: everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. He expects excellence from everyone around him and believes in some very simple truths:

• Treat customers like gold
• Sell cars and service to everyone
• You have to love what you do - and it will show

When you ask him about his philosophy, what he believes are the core values that are crucial to success, he will tell you:

• Risk more than others think is safe
• Care more than others will
• Do more than others expect
• Expect more than others think is possible
• Adapt quickly to change
• Smile
• Give back to where you came from
• Help kids every chance you get

Count on Denny Hecker to deliver a fair deal and a fair price. We really mean it when we say we are “Good People Helping Good People!”
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Crosslake, MN

#25 Sep 25, 2009
Profile of the Sociopath

Glibness and Superficial Charm

Manipulative and Conning
They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.

Grandiose Sense of Self
Feels entitled to certain things as "their right."

Pathological Lying
Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.

Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.

Shallow Emotions
When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises.

Incapacity for Love

Need for Stimulation
Living on the edge. Verbal outbursts and physical punishments are normal. Promiscuity and gambling are common.

Callousness/Lack of Empathy
Unable to empathize with the pain of their victims, having only contempt for others' feelings of distress and readily taking advantage of them.

Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature
Rage and abuse, alternating with small expressions of love and approval produce an addictive cycle for abuser and abused, as well as creating hopelessness in the victim. Believe they are all-powerful, all-knowing, entitled to every wish, no sense of personal boundaries, no concern for their impact on others.

Early Behavior Problems/Juvenile Delinquency
Usually has a history of behavioral and academic difficulties, yet "gets by" by conning others. Problems in making and keeping friends; aberrant behaviors such as cruelty to people or animals, stealing, etc.

Not concerned about wrecking others' lives and dreams. Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed.

Promiscuous Sexual Behavior/Infidelity
Promiscuity, child sexual abuse, rape and sexual acting out of all sorts.

Lack of Realistic Life Plan/Parasitic Lifestyle
Tends to move around a lot or makes all encompassing promises for the future, poor work ethic but exploits others effectively.

Criminal or Entrepreneurial Versatility
Changes their image as needed to avoid prosecution. Changes life story readily.
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Crosslake, MN

#26 Sep 25, 2009
Other Related Qualities:

Contemptuous of those who seek to understand them
Does not perceive that anything is wrong with them
Only rarely in difficulty with the law, but seeks out situations where their tyrannical behavior will be tolerated, condoned, or admired
Conventional appearance
Goal of enslavement of their victim(s)
Exercises despotic control over every aspect of the victim's life
Has an emotional need to justify their crimes and therefore needs their victim's affirmation (respect, gratitude and love)
Ultimate goal is the creation of a willing victim
Incapable of real human attachment to another
Unable to feel remorse or guilt
Extreme narcissism and grandiose
May state readily that their goal is to rule the world

(The above traits are based on the psychopathy checklists of H. Cleckley and R. Hare.)

NOTE: In the 1830's this disorder was called "moral insanity." By 1900 it was changed to "psychopathic personality." More recently it has been termed "antisocial personality disorder".
jeff k

Minneapolis, MN

#27 Sep 25, 2009
frankly it's a travesty that anyone who files bankrupcy gets to keep their house.... You should be required to sell everything of value including the clothes off you back to pay your debters. That's how these millionairs remain millionaires....

Saint Paul, MN

#28 Sep 25, 2009
LOL ----AT YOU DENNY and your Gold-digger wife

welcome to the real world

Saint Paul, MN

#29 Sep 25, 2009
how does one person get 767 million dollars in debt!!!!! How many alter-ego's the this POS have. I want him to make my lisence plate in prison.

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