On August 6th 2009 the four people arrested in the Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal were indicted by the Cook County States Attorney. When they were arrested they were charged with dismemberment of a human body(class x felony).
At the Burr Oak Cemetery nearly 300 graves were disturbed and bones were piled up at different locations. Four people were arrested.
Other indictments are listed below that were returned by a grand jury.
two counts of theft
unlawful removal of grave stones
desecration of human remains
unlawful removal of deceased human beings from a burial ground.
conspiracy to remove human remains.
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The National Funeral Directors Association has asked the Federal Trade Commission to bring cemeteries in under the Funeral Rule. This is the Result of the Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal.
The National Funeral Directors Association has asked for Cemetery Reform as a result of the Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal. Christine Pepper the CEO of The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission asking the FTC to strengthen the “Funeral Rule” to include all deathcare vendors which includes Cemeteries. This would be an excellent step in preventing future cemetery scandals like Burr Oak.
The Funeral Rule already applies to Funeral homes but needs to apply to Cemeteries as well. the Full NFDA Letter can be viewed here.
From the letter:
Any time the government extends regulations over sellers in an industry or profession, it has the effect of curtailing the opportunity for abuse. If a seller is not licensed, not inspected and not regulated by federal, state or local governments, it operates in a free-for-all world where there is no accountability for any transgression… NFDA, AARP and other organizations have documented the harm that consumers have experienced…
The FTC has refused to even investigate these complaints by arguing (without any support or evidence) that the practices are not pervasive throughout the industry. As a result, cemetery and crematory consumers continue to suffer from these reoccurring scandals.”
This is the a step forward for the NFDA and they should be commended for sending the letter to the FTC, Federal Trade Commission.
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Revealed here is the Corazon Aquino Funeral Mass Eulogy video and other videos. The Funeral Mass Took place in the Phillipines on Wednesday August 5th 2009 at the church, Manilla Cathedral. More related videos are available.
Eulogy at the Funeral Mass:
A Eulogy was given at the Funeral Mass Father Arevalo – was “given the assignment” to speak, by President Cory-Purity of heart.
Click here For the link to the Video of the Corazon Aquino Funeral Mass Eulogy
Video of the Funeral Mass in the Manila Cathedral
Funeral Mass starting procession into the Manila Cathedral
Video from the Funeral Mass.
Click here for video of the Funeral Mass
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