Last weekend it was revealed that the National Funeral Directors Association has come to the aid of the IL Funeral Directors Ponzi Scheme.
This comes as no surprise as the NFDA Executive Secretary Randall L Earl is a key player in the scam.This is a sad situation for the Funeral Industry when the “center for funeral integrity” comes to the aid of funeral wrong doers.
This gives more strength to the admonition to the Funeral Consumer:
Check out your funeral director in every funeral you are involved with.
Everytime the executive director of the IFDA(Illinois Funeral Directors Association opens his mouth he reveals the continuing scandal. From a Springfield, IL Newspaper Article over the Weekend.
“For nearly 30 years, the Illinois Funeral Directors Association managed a funeral trust fund that swelled to $300 million before the comptroller’s office, which regulates the pre-need funeral industry, discovered a deficit of nearly $40 million in 2006 and eventually ruled that the association should never have been allowed to manage the money”……
“Our association continues to explore with our members, and our national association, measures that may improve the pre-need process,” Marsh said. “At this time, we have not seen a formal proposal, but we certainly look forward to working with the legislative task force to seek potential improvements to the system.”- Duane Marsh executive director of the IFDA.
So the IFDA appears to be working with the NFDA. It appears to be so wrong because in 2006 and 2007 $250,000.00 dollars was misappropiated to Management and then to the IFDA Museum of Funeral customs under the then and current direction of Randal L Earl, the NFDA Executive Secretary.
Questions still remain about Mr.Earls activity as IFDA President and his being named as a Defendant in three Lawsuits against the IFDA. It would wise for Mr. Earl to step aside until the air clears from this scandal.
Funeral Directors Picture From Flickr under the creative commons license from roger g1′s photostream