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Tennessee Waltz

Luke Elliott and Duncan Ing

From Memphis to Bristol, from the legislature to the backroads. Bar-room banter on all things Tennessee: the finest state in the union.

Escapade #9: Crooked State Senator Kills Many With His ”Pain Clinics”
This is the wildest/saddest story in recent Tennessee political history. For years, State Senator Steve Dickerson (along with his partners) operated about 60 crooked pain clinics at one point seeing nearly 50 thousand patients per month. The damage it caused families all across the south is immeasurable. This is our story of our involvement. Links below to support our claims. (We do not intend to discuss politics often on this podcast, but it was hard to to avoid on this one.) If anyone has had an experience with CPS, we would love to hear it. Primary Race Intro https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2016/08/02/battle-over-conservatism-district-20-race/87966354/Crazy Ads https://www.newschannel5.com/news/controversial-political-mailer-delivered-to-nashville-mailboxesGov. Haslam’s War Chest https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2016/10/25/gov-bill-haslam-campaign-steve-dickerson/92717222/Delegate https://archive.knoxnews.com/news/politics/tenns-youngest-delegates-say-trump-must-do-more-to-win-their-generation-37ea9799-ac7b-2b1a-e053-0100-387312881.html/Department of Justice Suit https://www.justice.gov/usao-mdtn/pr/united-states-and-tennessee-file-suit-against-comprehensive-pain-specialists-andFeds Accuse Dickerson of $25 Million Fraud https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/health/2019/07/22/pain-clinics-fraud-sen-steve-dickerson-dr-peter-kroll-comprehensive-pain-specialists/1780398001/Crooked Pain Clinics Close https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/tennessee-based-pain-management-group-to-close-clinics-amid-financial-turmoil/2018/07/09/61865ae0-7f0a-11e8-a63f-7b5d2aba7ac5_story.htmlDickerson Loses https://fox17.com/news/local/heidi-campbell-beats-incumbent-steve-dickerson-in-tennessee-state-senate-nashville-election-2020CEO in Prison https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/crime/2020/07/10/ex-ceo-of-tennessee-comprehensive-pain-specialists-gets-prison-time/5413105002/Trump Pardons CEO https://ctmirror.org/2021/01/23/trumps-pardons-included-health-care-execs-behind-massive-fraud/amp/
Dec 14 2021
49 mins
Escapade #8: The Foolish Man Built His Stadium Upon the SandEscapade #7: Bright Sunny South: Crooked Pardons, Liquor Licenses, and Mafia HitsEscapade #6: Death by Samurai SwordEscapade #5: Wild MayorEscapade #4: Bad BankersEscapade #3: Jealousy Leads to MurderEscapade #2: Crooked SheriffEscapade #1: The Battle of Athens