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Hecker Attorney Recommends 8-Year Prison Sentence

Denny Hecker
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ST. PAUL (AP) – The attorney for former Twin Cities auto magnate Denny Hecker is asking that Hecker serve no more than eight years in prison.

Hecker is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in Minneapolis on Feb. 11. He pleaded guilty last September to conspiracy and bankruptcy fraud.

Prosecutors want Hecker sentenced to the maximum 10 years in prison.

Hecker’s attorney, Bill Mauzy, argued for a shorter sentence in a court filing. Among the reasons cited is that Hecker pleaded guilty well before a possible trial.

Mauzy also asked that Hecker serve his sentence at the federal prison camp in Duluth, where Hecker could be treated for chemical dependency.

Prosecutors say Hecker duped Chrysler Financial out of more than $13 million in loans.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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