Fresh facts have emerged to reveal that former auto mogul Denny Hecker has not been released from prison custody.
Bankruptcy attorney Barbara May had informed the press that Hecker had been released from prison and now placed in a halfway house in Minnesota.
But this has been found to be untrue and May is confused as to what happened.
Hecker, an auto mogul, is serving a 10-year prison sentence for auto lenders frauds. He had also been sentenced for defrauding a bankruptcy court. Hecker has served seven years out of the 10 and eligible to be moved to a halfway house. He will officially be released from prison in July 2018, but eligible to move to a halfway house in October.
Defense Attorney Mauzy Says Denny Hecker Will be Released to Halfway House Now Uncertain
May said Hecker had called her a number of times to disclose he was installed at the halfway house in Minnesota. Spokesman for the Bureau of Prison said this is not true, and that Hecker is still in a federal prison in Pekin, Illinois.
Hecker’s defense attorney Bill Mauzy said bankruptcy attorney May made premature comments to the media. He noted May did not have specific knowledge about Hecker’s custodial status. He maintained May’s misinformation has now made Hecker’s release to a halfway house very uncertain.
“On the day of his scheduled transfer to the halfway house and after media reports, Mr. Hecker was told that the halfway house no longer had the resources to accommodate him, and the attention he would bring,” Mauzy had said.
May Insists Hecker Called Her and She Would Not Lie About That
She maintained there was no way she would have doubted the authenticity of Hecker’s call since it was not collect as happens with federal prisons.
“I don’t know what to tell you,” May said. “I just know what my client told me. Obviously something political has happened here, and someone’s toes got stepped on. Apparently [Hecker] crossed someone and was not supposed to tell someone he was out. And by god, he went back.”