Hecker's empire continues to crumble

Hecker's empire continues to crumble

There are 25 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Sep 24, 2009, titled Hecker's empire continues to crumble. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The collapse of Denny Hecker's empire continues with foreclosures on a dozen Crow Wing County properties owned by Hecker companies.

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bah humbug

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Sep 25, 2009
This story will not go away. Enough already.
Independent Voter

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Sep 25, 2009
I'm so tired of hearing about Denny Hecker. What is the point of all these articles anyway? I'm I suppose to feel sorry for him or revel in his downfall.

The only artilce I want to read about Denny Hecker is the one where an arrest warrent is issued but Denny is no where to be found. Seriously we've given this guy enough warning that he's going to be charged it's only fitting that he skips town before that happens.
Captain Ahab

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Sep 25, 2009
The thrashing of the whale Hecker as it is gored by the harpoons of commerce, greed and thievery is something to see. Gouts of blood pumping from his blowhole are sprayed all over the state. Crow Wing Co., all over the Twin Cities, when will this whale beach and rot.

Man what a stink that will be.
Itstime

Fargo, ND

#4 Sep 25, 2009
I'm quite sure the Feds are staying close enough to DEH to see what color his shorts are. It's also likely that things will escalate quickly in the coming weeks. Motions are flying like crazy. Fortunately, there is this little document called the Constitution that protects our rights. Unfortunately, the same document protects scum like Hecker as well. I'm sure we'll be seeing him in orange with silver bling very soon. Lots of folks will suffer huge hangovers the following day. It will be worth the pain!!!!
monroe

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Sep 25, 2009
Hecker pleaded the 5th? This man is so dirty, with his crimes already, why doesn't he just plead guilty and save us all the hassle of a costly court trial.
Comments please

Crosslake, MN

#6 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.
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.
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Crosslake, MN

#7 Sep 25, 2009
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
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".
Cellmate

Bethesda, MD

#8 Sep 25, 2009
When we hear about the other conspirators....W.P, S.M, and the rest of them formally of 500 Ford Road.....huuummmmmm.... They deserve a shot in the LIMELIGHT as well.
Al Czervik

Shakopee, MN

#9 Sep 25, 2009
I've been seeing Denny playing alot of golf at Spring Hill C.C. lately. Seems more concerned with his grand slice vs. grand juries.
Whats fair

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Sep 25, 2009
GM goes bankrupt and the government gives it billions of dollars.

Denny Hecker goes bankrupt and the government gives him an indictment.

Guess it helps to have union thugs on your side.
Joliet Jake

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Sep 25, 2009
The Denny Hecker, so called empire, was nothing more than a house of cards.
Mark

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Sep 25, 2009
The reason that these articles are printed is to keep the mindless minions and residents asleep. Instead of printing real news and doing investigative reporting into what our government is doing behind our backs, they print this drivel, call it news, and place it in the headlines.
We are fed what the media wants to feed us to keep selling newspapers or get ratings, rather than publish, and investigate real hard stories.
Independent Voter wrote:
I'm so tired of hearing about Denny Hecker. What is the point of all these articles anyway? I'm I suppose to feel sorry for him or revel in his downfall.
The only artilce I want to read about Denny Hecker is the one where an arrest warrent is issued but Denny is no where to be found. Seriously we've given this guy enough warning that he's going to be charged it's only fitting that he skips town before that happens.
OldFart

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Sep 25, 2009
His empire is going to crumble....Booo Hoooo
Theresa

Maple Grove, MN

#14 Sep 25, 2009
The bigger they are, the bigger they fall. And he is falling.
Ruff Ruff

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Sep 25, 2009
OldFart wrote:
His empire is going to crumble....Booo Hoooo
No it HAS crumpled
He is just about
to start another
one. Writing his
memoir in jail to
be published for
millions and read
by the same dopes
who got swindled
by him!
Slippery Soap

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Sep 25, 2009
Whats fair wrote:
GM goes bankrupt and the government gives it billions of dollars.
Denny Hecker goes bankrupt and the government gives him an indictment.
Guess it helps to have union thugs on your side.
Last time I heard he was being investigated by the
fbi and irs for fraud and money laundering.

Besides what has little Denny done to help the
community but himself by all his riches being
auctioned off?
Mike

Wadena, MN

#17 Sep 25, 2009
Lum park is nice in Brainerd Denny...cardboard box and a bicycle. There are others doing it in this economy. Maybe one of your old banking buddies will help you get the deluxe cardboard box and a schwinn bike!
Mike

Wadena, MN

#18 Sep 25, 2009
Mark wrote:
The reason that these articles are printed is to keep the mindless minions and residents asleep. Instead of printing real news and doing investigative reporting into what our government is doing behind our backs, they print this drivel, call it news, and place it in the headlines.
We are fed what the media wants to feed us to keep selling newspapers or get ratings, rather than publish, and investigate real hard stories.
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hello? Do you own or run a business? Are you in it for profit? Hello...they print what interests people. So far, the government does not own newspapers. There are plenty of blogs and websites dedicated to what you want. You're in the wrong place.
ron

River Falls, WI

#19 Sep 25, 2009
If we're honest with ourselves we can all relate to Denny. A lot of us are driving the same bus, it just isn't as big.
oakman

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Sep 25, 2009
good ,guys gose belly up and we have to pick up the bill while he keeps his lake fron house .....nice try though.

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