Breaking News-February 17th 2009 The Senator from Illinois connected to the Alleged IFDA Ponzi Scheme has refused to resign. Burris has been called upon to resign by Illinois Lawmakers for making false statements before the impeachment committee of Governor Rod Blagojevitch.
Sadly this is another black mark on the State of Illinois, the funeral industry and the Illinois Funeral directors Association. Burris is connected to the questionable IFDA in that that organization lost 59 million in a preneed trust fund money fund. Burris assisted with the startup of their alleged ponzi scheme by giving them their license, and lobbying for the organization after leaving state office in Illinois.
Any time a corrupt/questionable politician involves himself in the the funeral industry, it affects funeral cost, the average cost of a funeral and the image of Funeral Directors
The IFDA was mentioned as an alleged Ponzi Scheme in newspapers across state of Illinois and a plaintiff in a lawsuit.
Then,Fox News reported this on Tuesday.
“CHICAGO — President Barack Obama’s successor in the U.S. Senate, Roland Burris, insisted Monday that he would not resign, following revelations that he had contacts with ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s brother prior to his Senate appointment.”
You can check out the full story here
More information on the politicians involved with the IFDA
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