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Developer plagued with business, legal problems

"A Nashville Business Journal investigation has uncovered a trail of unpaid bills, bounced checks, evictions, troubled business associates and unfulfilled plans left by Dennis W. Peterson." Peterson, the developer of a proposed $750 million mega theme park near Nashville, has racked up at least three quarters of a million dollars in civil judgments in three different states, court records show. Additionally, an associate of his is a registered sex offender in Michigan, and the developer had theme park ties to the late Michael Jackson.  Despite these issues, a local planning commission has approved a rezoning.

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