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Inver Grove Heights Man Indicted In Multi-Million Dollar Mortgage Scam

An Inver Grove Heights man was indicted Wednesday for soliciting buyers to purchase properties at inflated prices in a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud scheme.

07/13/2012

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4 More Charges For Petters Associate; Total Now 28

The former associate of disgraced Minnesota businessman Tom Petters now faces additional federal charges in connection with Petter’s $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme.

07/12/2012

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Denny Hecker Moved To SW Pennsylvania

Denny Hecker has found a new home behind bars. The one-time Minnesota auto giant who’s serving a 10-year prison sentence for fraud is currently imprisoned in Loretto, Penn., located about 80 miles east of Pittsburgh.

06/09/2012

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Denny Hecker Moved To Pennsylvania Prison

For the fifth time in four months, fallen auto mogul Denny Hecker has been switched to another prison. Hecker, 59, was recently moved to the U.S. Penitentiary in Canaan, Pa.

05/22/2012

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Denny Hecker Moved To Oklahoma City

Denny Hecker is on the move again. The one-time Minnesota auto giant is serving a 10-year prison sentence for fraud.

05/17/2012

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St. Paul Store Owner Gets 41 Months Of Food Stamp Fraud

The owner of a St. Paul store will spend 41 months in prison for trafficking food stamps, the Department of Justice said.

05/08/2012

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15 Accused Of Defrauding Agencies

Fifteen people are accused of bilking unemployment insurance agencies in Illinois, Indiana and Minnesota out of nearly $9 million by setting up more than 80 fictitious companies.

04/18/2012

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Scam Victim Warns Of Tax Fraud Tactic

Tax day is days away. Tuesday, April 17th is the filing deadline this year. If you haven’t sent in your return yet, one Minnesota man warns that you could be hit with quite the surprise – someone else may file before you do.

04/12/2012

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Savage Man Sentenced In $13M Mortgage Scheme

A Savage, Minn. man has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison after making a plea agreement in a $13 million mortgage fraud scheme.

03/30/2012

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Sex Trafficking Case Set To Start In Nashville

After days of selecting jurors, attorneys are set to give opening arguments on Monday in the trial of more than a dozen people accused in a sex trafficking ring run by Somali gangs that reached from Minnesota to Tennessee.

03/26/2012

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Man Sentenced In House Flipping Scheme

A 47-year-old Cottage Grove man was sentenced to more than eight years in prison on Tuesday after defrauding investors out of more than $5 million in a house-flipping scheme that covered several states.

03/06/2012

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Minn. Majority Wants ACLU To Pay Up

Minnesota Majority claims that it’s found proof of voter impersonation in Minnesota. And Executive Director Dan McGrath says it’s time to pay up.

03/06/2012

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BP Gas Station Facing Lawsuit Over Car Wash Codes

The BP America, Inc., gas station franchise is facing a class action lawsuit after a woman is claiming one station had sold car wash access codes to customers with illegally short access codes, according to court documents filed Friday.

02/17/2012

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Esme’s Blog: Denny Hecker In Trouble Again

Federal prison officials are saying that Denny Hecker will be moving to yet another prison.

02/11/2012

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Denny Hecker Moved To Federal Prison Camp

Former auto mogul Denny Hecker has been moved to a Federal Prison Camp in Duluth, Minn.

02/08/2012

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