Hecker trustee raises the ante

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. Full Story
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Jason

Minneapolis, MN

#42 Jan 14, 2010
Amy K wrote:
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Hey, I represent that remark!
ME TOO DADBURNIT!!!
100 Lies

Rock Island, IL

#43 Jan 14, 2010
Hecker should be quite nervous and paranoid. The Grand Jury will be looking at the BK lawsuit, there is no excuse Hecker lied, hid assets and thought he could get away with it.

There is no gray area - its' black and white. Seaver has provided the Grand Jury with enough evidence to ensure a federal indictment for BK Fraud.

This is just the proverbial "tip of the Hecker iceberg". The federal indictments can be amended to include more charges or wire fraud, etc. This does not include State of MN felony charges.

Can't wait for the squad cars and feds serving the arrest warrants on Hecker, Rowan and the goon squad who carried out the Den of Thieves fraud.
Kare 11 Garnett

Rock Island, IL

#44 Jan 14, 2010
Odd Christi's former employer Kare 11 is not running the Hecker BK Trustee Lawsuit and the Christi Rowan connection story.

I believe Christi told the StarTrib or PP she met Hecker while she was employed at Kare 11.

I wonder what kind of background check Kare 11 has going. Did they know she was a convicted felon stealing cash and she was working promoting charity events involving cash.

Just wondering ...
Golden Handcuffs

United States

#45 Jan 14, 2010
Christi made a $7000 down payment (Hecker's money) on the Range Rover. That's the same amount she stole on 2 occasions from a dealership in Arizona? Coincidence or pattern? She admitted that she falsified the W2 she used to get credit. Believe me, she didn't 'white out the numbers and type over them' on her own ... too many calculations. A little help from Hecker's financial manipulators? Pass out the handcuffs! There should be multiple pairs. As the lawyer from L&V said, "it's a bad day."
Remford

Absecon, NJ

#46 Jan 14, 2010
Beats workin' fer a livin', I s'pose.
Hey Kristi

Andover, MN

#47 Jan 14, 2010
See that waddle of fat dripping down between Denny's chin and throat in the picture above?? Does that really get you hotttttttttttttt?!
Big D

Phoenix, AZ

#48 Jan 14, 2010
HELP!!!!!!!!!!
Gordon Gecko

Willmar, MN

#49 Jan 14, 2010
Wow just read the lawsuit by Seaver.....Heck A Check you just got crushed by the wee man. It suck wehn you have to be held accountable. You will land on your feet though, in another life and a different planet. You are TOAST
Christi Charges Part 1

Rock Island, IL

#50 Jan 15, 2010
1. The Trustee is the duly appointed Chapter 7 Trustee of the bankruptcy estate of
the Debtor.
2. This bankruptcy case was commenced on June 4, 2009 by the filing of a voluntary
Chapter 7 Petition ("Filing Date").
3. This adversary proceeding is a core proceeding within the meaning of 28 U.S.C.
§ 157(b)(2).
4. This Court has jurisdiction over this adversary proceeding pursuant to 28 U.S.C.
§§157 and 1334. This case arises under 11 U.S.C.§§541, 542, 544, 548, 550 and 551.
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5. Defendant and Debtor have been friends for many years and their relationship,
especially from 2008 forward, developed into a romantic relationship.
6. Defendant is holding or controlling property of this bankruptcy estate which was
owned by the Debtor prepetition, or was purchased with the Debtor's monies prepetition and
placed in a home titled in the Debtor's name and located at 1615 Northridge Drive, Medina,
Minnesota ("Northridge"). That property is within the residence of the Defendant and the
Debtor. All of the foregoing is referred to herein as the "Property."
7. Upon information and belief, Defendant may nominally control or be the conduit
for other assets owned by the Debtor that are held by, or in the name of, the Defendant. The
Defendant is a willing participant in a scheme to secrete assets owned by the Debtor. Defendant
had assisted with actual fraud upon Debtor's creditors and this bankruptcy estate.
8. In January 2009, Chrysler Financial commenced a lawsuit against Debtor seeking
a judgment in excess of $400,000.000.00. In April, 2009, a judgment in the amount of
$476,952,874.60 was entered against Debtor. The Debtor's schedules list assets of
$18,509,972.15 and liabilities of $766,754,240.50.
9. In October of 2008, Defendant's marriage to Brent Rowan was dissolved by the
Hennepin County District Court (Court File No. 27-FA-08-6101)(the "Decree"). In that
proceeding, assets of Defendant were disclosed. A redacted copy of the Decree is attached
hereto as Exhibit A. The Decree evidences that Defendant had an income of approximately
$8,000.00 per month and very significant debt.
10. Defendant resides at Northridge, a home titled in Debtor's name and his former
homestead, pursuant to a "lease." A copy of the lease is attached hereto as Exhibit B (the
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"Lease"). One lease payment of $5,000.00 was tendered to the Trustee and returned by the
Trustee. Defendant has not made further lease payments to the Debtor or the Trustee.
11. Debtor and Defendant claim that Defendant paid for improvements at Northridge
and, therefore, she was excused from making payments on the Lease until August of 2009. In
reality, Debtor paid for most or all of the improvements.
12. The majority of the work performed on Northridge was by Brent Rowan,
Defendant's former husband, through his company, BCR Construction, Inc.("BCR").
Christi Charges Part 2

Rock Island, IL

#51 Jan 15, 2010
v12. The majority of the work performed on Northridge was by Brent Rowan,
Defendant's former husband, through his company, BCR Construction, Inc.("BCR").
13. The estimate from BCR for all of its work to Northridge was $39,460.00. Debtor
funded in excess of this amount for work to Northridge. In the year before filing, Northridge
was significantly upgraded.
14. In November of 2008, Defendant leased a 2008 Land Rover Range Rover
("RR1") having a sticker price of $96,000.00. That vehicle has a monthly lease payment of
$2,178.16 per month. The $7,500.00 cash needed at closing of the lease for RR1 was transferred
to Defendant by the Debtor.
15. The same month that Chrysler obtained its judgment, April 2009, the Debtor
acquired a new SUV. The Defendant assisted Debtor in obtaining a vehicle for Debtor.
Defendant returned to the same car dealer where she obtained RR1 and this time, purchased in
her name, at a cost of $86,026.00 for a 2008 Land Rover Range Rover ("RR2").
16. In order to purchase RR2, Defendant claimed that she was an attorney earning
$189,000.00 per year and provided the dealer with a falsified W2 for the year 2008 to support
her asserted income. Defendant knew that she would not otherwise qualify for financing.
Copies of pages 38 through 48 of Defendant's 2004 examination are attached hereto as Exhibit
C. A redacted copy of the falsified W2 is attached hereto as Exhibit D.
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17. The down payment for RR2 of $13,000.00 was transferred to Defendant by
Debtor and $1,000.00 was charged to her Teacher Federal Credit Union ("TFCU") credit card.
The monthly payment for RR2 is $1,379.34 bringing the monthly payments for RR1 and RR2 to
a total of $3,557.50. Upon information and belief, Debtor is funding most or all of the payments
for RR1 and RR2.
18. Defendant claimed that her earned income has not varied significantly since her
divorce in the fall of 2008. However, her bank deposits since that time have significantly varied.
19. In the year prior to filing, the Debtor caused over $235,000.00 in cash and checks
to be transferred to Defendant. Some of those monies were deposited into her account at
Trustone Credit Union. The funds came from the Debtor, monies owed to Debtor, accounts
funded by Debtor, and from Debtor-controlled entities. A list of apparent cash and check
transfers to Defendant deposited into her Trustone Credit Union account are attached hereto as
Exhibit E. Copies of deposit slips and instruments for deposits into Defendant's Trustone
account, at least most of which were generated by the Debtor, are attached hereto as Exhibit F.
20. Defendant also deposited monies from Hecker into an account held by her at
Associated Bank. Those deposits exceeded at least $40,000.00 in the year prior to filing. An
itemization of apparent Hecker funded deposits into that account is attached hereto as Exhibit G.
Examples of deposits, at least most of which were generated by the Debtor, are attached hereto
as Exhibit H.
21. Defendant also deposited monies transferred from Hecker into an account held at
Wells Fargo Bank to which she had access.
22. Furniture and other personal property, which are property of the bankruptcy
estate, are located at Northridge.
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23. While Debtor claimed that one of his homes in Crosslake was his homestead, in
reality, he used the Crosslake property as a recreation facility and did not reside there.
Christi Charges Part 3

Rock Island, IL

#52 Jan 15, 2010
21. Defendant also deposited monies transferred from Hecker into an account held at
Wells Fargo Bank to which she had access.
22. Furniture and other personal property, which are property of the bankruptcy
estate, are located at Northridge.
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23. While Debtor claimed that one of his homes in Crosslake was his homestead, in
reality, he used the Crosslake property as a recreation facility and did not reside there.
24. According to Defendant's testimony, Debtor's then-employee, Erik Dove, an
unlicensed attorney, drafted the Lease referred to in paragraph 10 hereof. The Lease was created
for the purpose of a scheme to preserve a Twin Cities home for the Debtor.
25. The purported Lease, with a payment of $5,000.00 per month, is for significantly
less than the carrying cost of Northridge.
26. The Debtor made transfers to or for the benefit of Rowan in the year prior to
filing, through the charging of items for her benefit on his American Express and Visa cards in
an amount exceeding $125,000. Those charges included $60,000 for a fur coat,$15,000 for a
watch, over $30,000 for a Harrison Dog, over $11,000 for lodging at the St. Regis Hotel in
Aspen, CO, and other charges for lodging in Cabo San Lucas, airfare to Cabo, airfare to Hawaii,
and lodging in Cabo San Lucas.
27. Debtor has funded the Defendant's acquisition of RR1 and RR2, including the
initial down payments and subsequent payments.
28. Debtor paid for Defendant's lease of a luxury Minneapolis apartment located at
150 Portland Avenue South (at the former Whitney Hotel) from 2008 to 2009 at $4,000.00 per
month including a $4,000.00 deposit which was due back to Defendant at the commencement of
this case ("Whitney Deposit").
29. Debtor has funded tuition for Debtor's daughter at Breck School.
30. In the year prior to filing, Debtor has paid for Defendant and her family to travel
to Mexico, Texas and Hawaii and for her stay at luxury hotels, such as the St. Regis in Aspen,
Colorado ($11,555.90). Examples of costs funded by the Debtor are lodging in Los Cabos,
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Mexico, which exceeded $3,747.00, travel costs including Phoenix (over $2,147.60), Hawaii
(over $6,579.00) for Defendant and her children and discount travel certificates.
Christi Charges Part 4

Rock Island, IL

#53 Jan 15, 2010
31. In the year prior to filing, the Debtor funded many shopping ventures for
Defendant including, but not limited to, Neiman Marcus (over $34,000.00), Gorsuch
($10,680.00), Gucci (Debtor indirectly financed Defendant's purchases in excess of $2,300.00),
Belle Reve Boutique (Debtor funded at least $4,343.38) and other luxury retailers. Debtor has
allowed Defendant to use his store credit cards for purchases the amount of which is unknown.
Debtor has funded cosmetic surgery for Defendant at a cost of at least $7,000.00. Together, the
preceding paragraphs, including the Lease constitute the "Transfers."
32. As used herein, Transfers includes all transfers of value to Defendant including,
but not limited to, cash, checks, credit, airline tickets and rent-free use of various properties.
33. Upon information and belief, Defendant possesses or controls financial records,
together with other written and electronic information, regarding the Debtor (the
"Information").
34. At all times material hereto, Debtor was insolvent and under great pressure from
his creditors.
COUNT I - TURNOVER
35. The Trustee realleges and incorporates herein by reference the foregoing
paragraphs of this Complaint.
36. The Property is property of the estate pursuant to 11 U.S.C.§541(a).

about to engage in a business or a transaction for which the remaining assets of the Debtor were
unreasonably small in relation to the business or transaction or when the Debtor intended to
incur, or believed or reasonably should have believed that he would incur, debts beyond his
ability to pay as they became due.
40. Pursuant to Minn. Stat.§513.44(a)(2)(Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act), made
applicable to this proceeding by 11 U.S.C.§544, and 11 U.S.C.§548(a)(1)(B) and avoidance
pursuant to 11 U.S.C.§550, Trustee seeks recovery from Defendant of the value of the Transfers,
plus prejudgment interest.
COUNT III – FRAUDULENT TRANSFER AS TO PRESENT CREDITORS BY
CONSTRUCTIVE FRAUD, UNIFORM FRAUDULENT TRANSFER ACT (UFTA),
MINN. STAT.§513.45(a) AND 11 U.S.C.§548(a)(1)(B)
41. The Trustee hereby realleges and incorporates herein by reference the foregoing
paragraphs of this Complaint.
1 The Lease payments may be the subject of a settlement between the Trustee and the Debtor. If that is approved by
the Court, then the Trustee will not seek to recover Lease payments herein.
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42. Debtor made the Transfers to Defendant without receiving a reasonably
equivalent value in exchange for the Transfers at a time when the Debtor was insolvent or the
Debtor became insolvent as a result of the Transfers.
43. Pursuant to Minn. Stat.§513.45(a)(Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act), made
applicable to this proceeding by 11 U.S.C.§544, and 11 U.S.C.§548(a)(1)(B) and avoidance
pursuant to 11 U.S.C.§550, the Trustee seeks avoidance and recovery from Defendants of the
value of the Transfers, plus prejudgment interest.
Christi Charges Part 5

Rock Island, IL

#54 Jan 15, 2010
COUNT IV - DECLARATORY RELIEF
44. The Trustee hereby realleges and incorporates by reference the foregoing
paragraphs of this Complaint.
45. Plaintiff is entitled to declaratory relief pursuant to Minn. Stat. Ch. 555 and 11
U.S.C.§541 determining that:
(a) The personal property in Northridge acquired from and after June 4, 2008
is property of this bankruptcy estate;
(b) That any equity in RR1 or RR2 is property of the bankruptcy estate;
(c) The refund of the Whitney Deposit is property of the estate; and,
(d) Any personal or real property in the name of Defendant which was
acquired with funding of the Debtor is property of the estate.
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COUNT V – INJUNCTIVE RELIEF
46. The Trustee hereby realleges and incorporates herein by reference the foregoing
paragraphs of this Complaint.
47. The Trustee believes that Defendant is in the possession or control of assets
including, but not limited to – Harrison dog, Chanel ring and watch, fur coat and Property which
are either recoverable by the Trustee by way of avoidance or remain property of the estate.
48. Defendant is possession or control of Information and Property which she could
easily secrete or transfer so as to avoid the Trustee’s recovery thereof.
49. The Court’s intervention is required so as to prevent the estate from suffering
irreparable harm by loss of the Property and Information.
50. The Trustee is entitled to relief of this Court pursuant to 11 U.S.C.§105 and Fed.
R. Civ. P. 65 (incorporated into this proceeding by Bank. Rule 7065).
51. The Trustee requests that the Court enjoin Defendant from disposing, transferring,
encumbering, secreting or destroying the Harrison dog, Chanel ring and watch, fur coat and
Property.
52. The Trustee further requests that the Court enjoin Defendant and require
Defendant to turnover the Harrison dog, Chanel ring and watch, fur coat and Property.
53. The Trustee further requests an order directing Defendant to disclose all Property
or Information in her possession or control and to allow the Trustee access thereto.
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WHEREFORE, the Trustee respectfully requests that the Court enter an Order and
Judgment against Defendant as follows:
1. Pursuant to Count I, directing Defendant to turnover the Harrison dog, Chanel
ring and watch, fur coat and Property, including any amounts due on the Lease, to the Trustee.
Ralph HELP 911

Rock Island, IL

#55 Jan 15, 2010
Ralph can you save the both of us??
Christi b4 hecker

Rock Island, IL

#56 Jan 15, 2010
found this photo of christi
BEWARE
http://obitz.us/obits/Index%2032/obit_32_447....
Royce White

Willmar, MN

#57 Jan 23, 2010
Now I get all the plastic surgury!! wow does she bark at the MOON.
who="Christi b4 hecker"]found this photo of christi
BEWARE
TaxTaxTax

Minneapolis, MN

#58 Jan 23, 2010
We will wake up some moring to find he and his girlfriend are on a beach somewhere around the world in a non-extraditing country.

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