A bankrupt Denny Hecker claimed poverty and was approved for a public defender, the Associated Press said.
Ben Toder of Chestnut Cambronne law firm will defend Hecker at the expense of the public, the Associated Press said.
A conflict of interest caused the switch in representation. Hecker's trail is set for Oct. 18, Kare 11 said.
Hecker is charged with wire fraud, bankruptcy fraud, conspiracy and money laundering, Kare 11 said.