Denny Hecker makes 7th move to new prison in Pa. - KMSP-TV

Denny Hecker makes 7th move to new prison in Pa.

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At this point, it seems that inmate Denny Hecker should get frequent traveler miles.

FOX 9 News has learned the convicted auto mogul has been moved for his seventh time in less than a year.

Sources tell FOX 9 that Hecker was transferred because of violations concerning cell phone policy. In the federal prison system, cell phones are considered contraband -- and he's run afoul of similar rules before.

This move was a short one, from the federal prison in Loretto, Pa., to the federal prison in Canaan, Pa., about 232 miles away, but he's been sent on longer trips for similar issues.

Last February, Hecker began a series of cross-country trips -- starting with a transfer from the minimum-security prison camp in Duluth to a prison in Wisconsin, then to Terre Haute, Ind. Next, he was sent to a holding facility in Oklahoma, and from there he had a short stay at Canaan before being transferred to Loretto, where he stayed for about nine months.

Canaan is a maximum security facility, but it's believed Hecker is being held in its minimum security camp.

The Federal Bureau of Prison has not responded to an inquiry seeking the reason Hecker was transferred, yet again.

Attorneys and other observers of the federal prison system often refer to "diesel therapy" to describe when an inmate is moved across country from one prison to another for discipline reasons.

Hecker, who was convicted of fraud, is scheduled for release in July of 2019.

So far, Hecker has lost a great deal of weight in prison and reportedly had to undergo emergency angioplasty.

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