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March 16, 2011

Rowan gets 14 months ... and a tongue-lashing

"Christi Rowan might have served no more than six months in prison for helping
bankrupt auto mogul Denny Hecker hide assets, but her 'brazenness' — stealing money
in the FBI's possession — warranted nothing less than the maximum sentence, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Joan Ericksen sentenced Hecker's new wife to 14 months in prison.

'It's mindboggling that somebody would take money that was in the custody of the
court and the FBI," Ericksen said. "It does kind of take your breath away.'

Rowan, 37, declined to make a statement to the court. Wearing a white dress shirt
and black skirt, she stood stoically before the judge as the sentence was
handed down. Her 14-year-old daughter, who was in the courtroom with other
family members, sobbed audibly."

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