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Askins denied motion for change of venue
New federal indictment released
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Askins is shown inside the "Living The Dream" home.
Attorneys for Wendy Askins, the former director of the Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD), who faces state charges of theft, money laundering and forgery in connection with the million-dollar “Living the Dream” retirement home scandal, have asked for and been denied a change of venue in the case. Representatives for Askins argued that intense media coverage of her case has made it impossible for her to receive a fair trial in Putnam County. “The case has received an intense amount of pre-trial media coverage.