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Dream turns to nightmare
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The Upper Cumberland Development District has hired an attorney to examine any wrongdoing within the government agency that serves 14 counties, including Warren County.Hired is the Nashville law firm of Walker, Tipps and Malone PLC.“The independent attorney is conducting a process, we will call it a process because it is not an investigation, into the situation,” said Warren County Executive and UCDD vice chairman John Pelham. “We are waiting on them to get back to us. I will say there are sides to this story that are not being made clear.”The UCDD project called “Living the Dream” is at the center of a Channel 5 News investigation that has uncovered what appears to be widespread fraud by UCDD executive director Wendy Askins.Living the Dream is an upscale retirement home for seniors on an 11-acre estate in rural Putnam County.