Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to send fallen Twin Cities auto mogul Denny Hecker back to jail. Prosecutors accuse Hecker of committing new crimes while free on bail as he awaits trial on 24 counts of bankruptcy fraud and wire fraud. Hecker allegedly concealed more than $150,000 in insurance checks in defiance of court orders and used the money to pay country club dues and to lease a car. Prosecutors also question whether taxpayers should continue to pay Hecker’s lawyers.
Hecker is free until a hearing set for Wednesday. He has pleaded not guilty. His trial is set for Oct. 18.