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Judge sets Askins trial date for March 2016
Webb expected to testify for prosecution
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A month after former UCDD Deputy Director Larry Webb agreed to testify against his ex-boss, Wendy Askins, the embattled former executive director of the Upper Cumberland Development District, was scheduled to appear Monday in U.S. District Court for a change of plea hearing, but the case has been reset for trial on March 8, 2016. While Askins' bargain with federal prosecutors has not yet been revealed, U.S. District Judge Aleta A. Trauger signed an order on Sept. 8 scheduling the hearing for Sept. 14 at 1:30 p.m. The judge then granted a motion to continue the trial and sealed the documents pertaining to the motion on Friday. Askins and Webb were both indicted in on a number of federal charges relating to the UCDD’s Living the Dream project, intended to be a house for low-income seniors, in late 2013.