Hecker trustee raises the ante

There are 20 comments on the Jan 13, 2010, TwinCities.com story titled Hecker trustee raises the ante. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The trustee in Denny Hecker's bankruptcy case filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing the former auto mogul of hiding assets and numerous instances of lying about his financial affairs to the bankruptcy court.

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Hot in Arizona

Phoenix, AZ

#1 Jan 14, 2010
Hey Ralph can you help here?
Danny Hacker

United States

#2 Jan 14, 2010
"Oh what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practise to deceive"

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)
Profile of a Sociopath

United States

#3 Jan 14, 2010
Profile of the Sociopath
This summarizes some of the common features of descriptions of the behavior of sociopaths.

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.

Irresponsibility/Unreliability
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.
Profile of a Sociopath

United States

#4 Jan 14, 2010
Other Related Qualities:

Contemptuous of those who seek to understand them
Does not perceive that anything is wrong with them
Authoritarian
Secretive
Paranoid
Only rarely in difficulty with the law, but seeks out situations where their tyrannical behavior will be tolerated, condoned, or admired
non-conventional appearance with waddles under chins
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
Is incapable of maintaing erections
Extreme narcissism and grandiose
May state readily that their goal is to rule the world and become a billionare
Bootsontheroad

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jan 14, 2010
I think Hecker and the GF are going to be gong to different jails.
captain quint

Champlin, MN

#6 Jan 14, 2010
Who wasn't this clown putting the screws to? The IRS must be grinning ear to ear waiting for their chance at this idiot.

The only thing more outrageous than Denny is his girlfriend and wife ~ these two hookers actually think they deserve some of Denny's swindled and stolen money.

“it takes a lot to laugh”

Since: Oct 09

St Paul

#8 Jan 14, 2010
Why is this guy NOT in jail for contempt of court? Every time he is in court, they threaten him with contempt, but he is still walking out of court.
Christi To Jail

Rock Island, IL

#9 Jan 14, 2010
Rowan, a freelance photographer, allegedly falsified loan applications in April by claiming falsely that she was a lawyer for Gannett making $189,000 a year. "Rowan also altered her 2008 W-2 to state that she had earned $189,500 in 2008. She presented that falsified W-2 with the intention of obtaining credit for the purchase of the Hecker Land Rover," Seaver's complaint says.

Rowan's credit was approved and she got the Land Rover, which Hecker drove and paid for, the complaint says. Monthly payments were $2,178.16, and $13,000 was reportedly due at the time of the closing. Seaver said Hecker did not disclose his ownership of the Land Rover.

Other allegations included Hecker paying for lavish vacations for Rowan, her $4,000 a month rent at the Whitney Hotel in Minneapolis, living expenses while residing in his Medina mansion and tuition payments so Rowan's daughter could attend Breck School.

Seaver alleged that Hecker paid $159,000 in Rowan's credit card charges, including $30,000 for a dog and $11,000 for her vacations. He says that in the year leading up to his bankruptcy, Hecker paid Rowan $235,000 in cash and checks. Included among the cash was $7,000 for cosmetic surgery.

Seaver's allegations are "unusual" among bankruptcy cases, said Mark Kalla, a Dorsey and Whitney bankruptcy attorney who has no role in the case.

"If the judge finds that there is a fraud committed on the court, he won't hesitate to deny a discharge [of debt]. The bankruptcy code gives the honest debtor a fresh start. But mess with that and forget it," Kalla said. "A debtor that doesn't abide by the rules doesn't deserve and won't get the protections offered by the bankruptcy code. If the court denies this discharge [Hecker] will have it forever unless he pays it off."

Jim Lodoen, an attorney with Lindquist and Vennum, said maybe 1 percent of bankruptcy filings result in a trustee suing so that a judge does not discharge a debt. "It's always a heavy-hitter kind of case" where you see such requests, Lodoen said.

If Bankruptcy Judge Robert Kressel doesn't discharge Hecker's debts, "It's the worst of both worlds for the individual who filed for bankruptcy because your debts are not discharged but all your assets are subject to the trustee for liquidation to the creditors," Lodoen said. "It's a bad day."

Kalla said if Hecker loses this case, he would be hardpressed to ever get significant credit again. "It's pretty hard to get credit when you have $1 billion in debt that is never going to be discharged." he said.
Bob

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Jan 14, 2010
I "fix" things, if this gets posted (probably not) just remember that this all started in May of 2008 and though it could have been left alone, and Denny would still be in biz. I figured that "you don't buy a saddle after the horse dies". We tipped off Chrysler Financial after a "manager" put us in Denny's crosshairs. look back on the earliest posted comments, we warned the employees that they were "Rats on a sinking ship". It's only just beginning, when the I.R.S. creates a special unit for 1 guy and his minions....Heads will roll!
any of the armchair investigators out there, look at the past stories, keeping selected "managers " on the payroll after everyone is gone and keep his foot in the door by having them buy back 1 dealership??????
Christi To Jail

Rock Island, IL

#11 Jan 14, 2010
Bob wrote:
I "fix" things, if this gets posted (probably not) just remember that this all started in May of 2008 and though it could have been left alone, and Denny would still be in biz. I figured that "you don't buy a saddle after the horse dies". We tipped off Chrysler Financial after a "manager" put us in Denny's crosshairs. look back on the earliest posted comments, we warned the employees that they were "Rats on a sinking ship". It's only just beginning, when the I.R.S. creates a special unit for 1 guy and his minions....Heads will roll!
any of the armchair investigators out there, look at the past stories, keeping selected "managers " on the payroll after everyone is gone and keep his foot in the door by having them buy back 1 dealership??????
Bob, you sound like an insider?? Did Christi have implants and who paid for them?!
Hot in Arizona

Grand Prairie, TX

#12 Jan 14, 2010
Profile of a Sociopath wrote:
Other Related Qualities:
Contemptuous of those who seek to understand them
Does not perceive that anything is wrong with them
Authoritarian
Secretive
Paranoid
Only rarely in difficulty with the law, but seeks out situations where their tyrannical behavior will be tolerated, condoned, or admired
non-conventional appearance with waddles under chins
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
Is incapable of maintaing erections
Extreme narcissism and grandiose
May state readily that their goal is to rule the world and become a billionare
Oh yeah right on those of us who know DH know this describes him to a tee
Bob

United States

#13 Jan 14, 2010
Christi To Jail wrote:
<quoted text>
Bob, you sound like an insider?? Did Christi have implants and who paid for them?!
No, I am merely a nosy know it all doorknob.
Implants? Excuse me but I have never noticed because I prefer men.
Crypto Denny

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Jan 14, 2010
Did he change his last name long ago?.. I mean, was it once HeckerStein, HeckerBerg or HeckerMadoff?.. Just wondering..
Mom

Rock Island, IL

#15 Jan 14, 2010
Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
No, I am merely a nosy know it all doorknob.
Implants? Excuse me but I have never noticed because I prefer men.
So does Christi, but she is stuck with old saddlebags.
Mom

Rock Island, IL

#16 Jan 14, 2010
Whatever happened to Denny's real estate and mortgage scam....errrrrrrr....business?
swschrad

Monroe, LA

#17 Jan 14, 2010
heh, finally. FINALLY! this scurvy pirate is getting pushed towards the plank. arrrrrr.
Disgusted In Northfield

United States

#18 Jan 14, 2010
Christi went to law school but never passed the bar and doesn't have a license to practice. Does that make her a lawyer? I think not. She's also bragged to folks that Denny has money hidden.
Barney Fwank

United States

#19 Jan 14, 2010
Disgusted In Northfield wrote:
Christi went to law school but never passed the bar and doesn't have a license to practice. Does that make her a lawyer? I think not. She's also bragged to folks that Denny has money hidden.
A wegula genius.
Six Year Warranty

Rock Island, IL

#20 Jan 14, 2010
Disgusted In Northfield wrote:
Christi went to law school but never passed the bar and doesn't have a license to practice. Does that make her a lawyer? I think not. She's also bragged to folks that Denny has money hidden.
Dodn't you have to earn a law degree before taking the bar??:O Of course he has money hidden. Why else do you think she is still playing school girl for this fat, old loser?
BearManNorth

AOL

#21 Jan 14, 2010
Barney Fwank wrote:
<quoted text>
A wegula genius.
What an "empty headed" remark. You can`t give lodgical debate, so you post that crap everywhere you go on a forum. Lord what a putz.

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