Episode 168: Dr. Bombay | Patricia Derges and Edwin Edwards


March 29th, 2023

1 hr 20 mins 52 secs

Season 4

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Tina and Hillary cover former Missouri State Representative Patricia Derges and former Governor of Louisiana Edwin Edwards.

Tina’s Story
Patricia Derges served as a Missouri state rep beginning in November 2020. BUT when she sold fake cures for Covid she swindled herself out of a job and into jail.

Hillary’s Story
Edwin Edwards served as Louisiana's governor on and off for nearly 25 years. BUT his unscrupulous wheelings and dealings took him from the bayou to a prison cell.

Tina's Story
Missouri Rep. Patricia Derges convicted of multiple counts of health care fraud--by Dan Margolies

Former MO lawmaker Tricia Derges is sentenced to 75 months in prison--by Michele Skalicky

Med Page Today
HCP Busted for Selling Fake Stem Cell Therapy--by Kristina Fiore

The New York Post
Missouri Rep. Tricia Derges resigns after $900K COVID clinic fraud scheme conviction--by Danielle Wallace

St. Louis Dispatch
Sentencing set for ex-Missouri lawmaker in medical fraud case--by Kurt Erickson

US Attorney's Office (Western District of Missouri)
Jury Convicts State Lawmaker of COVID-19 Fraud Scheme at Springfield Health Care Charity

US Treasury
About the CARES Act and the Consolidated Appropriations Act

Patricia Derges--from Missouri House of Representatives via KCUR/NPR
Derges Ozark Valley Medical Clinic--from Google Maps via The New York Post

Hillary's Story
The Advocate
93-year-old Edwin Edwards left all of his assets to his 8-year-old son, according to handwritten will--by Tyler Bridges and Mark Ballard

Associated Press
Ex-Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards dies; knew power and prison--by Kevin McGill

Louisiana Secretary of State
Edwin Edwards

The New York Times
Edwin Edwards, Flamboyant Louisiana Governor, Is Dead at 93--by Robert D. McFadden

The rise and fall of Gov. Edwin Edwards

Edwin Edwards, Ex-Louisiana Guv, Leaves Prison For Halfway House--by Frank James
Edwin Edwards: Governor, Convict, Reality TV Star — Congressman?--by Liz Halloran
Ex-Con, Future Congressman? Former Gov. Edwin Edwards Campaigns Again--by Debbie Elliot (Morning Edition)
Louisiana's Edwin Edwards May Be On His Last Political Stand--by Debbie Elliot (All Things Considered WLRN)

Edwin W. Edwards--from 1986 Northwestern State University Potpourri Yearbook via Wikipedia (CC0)
1991 Governor Race Bumper Sticker--photo by Chris Granger via The Advocate
Edwards, his wife Trina, and baby--screenshot via KLFY

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