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Results, in IL Gov Race + whose Responsible for Burr Oak(Coverup)|Not Clear-Your Funeral Guy

3 Feb

Illinois Funeral Directors are suing various arms of the State of Illinois, IFDA, and Merrill Lynch.

The results are in  Illinois  Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal  and  Illinois Governor’s race. “Il  Gov declares victory challenger vows fight.” In the Burr Oak Cemetery situation the lady who wrote the 2003  Burr oak Cemetery Scandal “cover up” Memo vowes to fight as well.

The results in Each matter is unclear.

There may be a recount of the Illinois Governor’s race but there will be a recounting of the Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal at this blog because the Perpetua CEO has vows  a fight  about her memo. The CEO has come out fighting  in a news report and   started a fight about the memo with with Your Funeral Guy 0n the Burr Oak Cemetery Disaster 2003 coverup.

The close Governors race was reported at the Huffington Post.

With just about 5,000 votes separating incumbent Governor Pat Quinn and state Comptroller Dan Hynes in the race for the Illinois Democratic nomination for governor, Quinn claimed victory early Wednesday while Hynes said it’s not over yet.via www.huffingtonpost.com

The Fighting 2003 Perpetua CEO  came out Fighting About her “2003 cover up”memo revealed in the Governor’s Race was revealed Tuseday night by an ABC Reporter Chuck Goudie:

“I just returned last night from a two week vacation in Dubai and Uganda,” Ms. Edmonds Cotton told the I-Team Tuesday afternoon. “I never expected to be in the middle of a primary race in Illinois. I am disappointed that my Memo (sic) has been used as political fodder” she wrote in an email response to our request for an interview last week.via abclocal.go.com the words of Slivy Cotton

A Video of this report can Be Viewed Here.

Former Burr Oak Cemeterry  Former  CEO Fight your Funeral Guy E-Mail.

From: “SLIVY@xxx.com ” <SLIVY@xxx.com>
To: YourFuneralGuy@yahoo.com
Sent: Tue, February 2, 2010 11:12:54 AM
Subject: Do You Ever Read The Background Information on The “News” You Pass Along?

The Memo Clearly points to a  Perpetua INC,  cover up of known Grave desecration with an effort to hide the  info from  ILLINOS COMPTROLLER OFFICE  EMPLOYEE DAVID FOLEY.  Perpetua is a Funeral and cemetery company owner the of Burr Oak Cemetery (Scandal).

SHOW ME WHERE?

THE LATEST INFORMATION REVEALS PERPETUA INC AND SILVY EDMONDS COTTON  ATTEMPTING TO  COVER UP GRAVE DESECRATION, AND POSSIBLE GRAVE ROBBING at BURR OAK CEMETERY.

SHOW ME WHERE?

Astute lawyers and victims have included Perpetua Inc and Silvy Cotton in their lawsuits.

ARE YOU ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO SUE ME BASED ON YOUR FAULTY ANALAYSIS?

The 2003 Memo related to possible desecrations of graves that I uncovered which I believed to have occurred over decades; a point that would be clear to anyone who read the complete files I submitted to the FBI several months ago, but should be clear to anyone who can read the Memo that was posted online. Since it was I who investigated the finding in 2003, and it was I who contacted our attorney to find out who in the Comptroller’s office we should report the incident to; and it was I who was told to contact David Foley in the Comptroller’s office; and since it was I who contacted David Foley and set up the meeting that the Comptroller’s office confirms did occur; and since it was I who provided the Memo to the FBI several months ago who the hell are you to even suggest that I hid any information from David Foley or the Comptroller’s office? Did you read any of the information? I have consulted with a couple of people in the industry who told me to just ignore you since you are viewed as somewhat of a hack, however, my attorney is concerned that you are slandering my name and character. If it doesn’t stop I WILL take legal action against you.

If you were anything of a Consumer advocate you should be questioning whether there was a scandal in July 2009 at all. Does it seem strange to you that the crime scene and the area I identified in 2003 are one and the same? You should be questioning why Burr Oak Cemetery was INVADED with the entire cemetery turned upside down, when a cemetery with almost twice as many allegations in California during the same timeframe didn’t suffer a similar approach.  Find the answer to those questions and then you can consider yourself relevant. Otherwise, stop trying to turn facts into gossip.

Sincerely…..

Slivy Edmonds Cotton  (This is my correct name)”

NOW THE SHORT ANSWER TO BURR OAK CEMETERY COVER UP MEMO IS:

THE MEMO IS A COVER UP BECAUSE COTTON AND PERPETUA WENT TO THE COMPTROLLER WHO HAD NO AUTHORITY IN THE MATTER. The memo or memos should have gone to Law Enforcement.

The Long Answer will follow.

Funeral Industry|Funeral Blog By Your Funeral Guy.

Nice to be complemented by  some in a  failing Funeral Industry as a hack.

Your Funeral Guy’s e-mail from Cotton Original To this post.

The memo from the Capitol Fax Blog can be viewed here:

IL Gov Campaign-Quinn Cries Hynes Cover Up in 2 Funeral Scams|YourFuneralGuy

1 Feb

In the Last Day of the Democratic Campaign for Illinois Governor Quinn is screaming  at Hynes “Cover up” in 2 Illinois Funeral Scandals. Scandal #1: The Burr Oak Cemetery Grave Desecration.  Scandal #2 the Illinois Funeral Directors Preneed Ponzi Scheme.

The smoking gun for Dan Hynes appears to be a memo that surfaced Friday(Jan. 29th)  in  Channel 7 news report. The memo shows that  Comptroller Hynes office knew of body desecration and grave stacking at Burr Oak Cemetery in 2003.

Hynes had no regulatory authority in “Cemetery Operations” but could have turned the matter over to law enforcement.

The same is true in the Great  Illinois Funeral Directors Association  Preneed ponzi scheme. Hynes had limited authority in that insurance scam  and choose not to turn the matter over to law enforcement or prosecution early on.

Funeral  and Cemetery fraud should always be prosecuted, That said the memo shows that the perpetrators(coverup) in Burr Oak are  Perpetua and  Manager Silvy Cotton.

In The IFDA Preneed Trust Scam the perpetrators(coverup) was done by the association ‘s leadership.

Unfortunately For Dan Hynes the Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal may well be the most horrific in the nations history, and the IFDA Preneed Insurance scam is the greatest insurance scam in the history of the State of Illinois.

These scandals spelled well publicized catastrophe and happened under the Comptrollers watch. He had limited regulatory authority in each matter which makes it look like a coverup.  This situation for “Hynes” may  cost him the governorship. Quinn knows knows these facts but is using them to his advantage…..

State of Illinois Governor Pat Quinn

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All summed up at the Capitol Fax Blog.…quoting Quinn’s spokesperson.

“Over the past months, as the scandal at Burr Oak Cemetery and the $100 million collapse of a statewide pre-need funeral trust fund have unfolded, Comptroller Hynes has repeatedly covered up,

Ten Top INFO Links on New Funeral and Cemetery Legislation-YourFuneralGuy

31 Jan

The Bereaved Consumers Bill Of Rights is being considered in Congress.

Here are then ten top  info Links on the New Funeral And Cemetery Reform Legislation. The Bereaved Consumers Bill of Rights Act of 2009 was proposed by Congressman Bobby Rush in response to the Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal.

For the  first time in many years there is hope that consumers ill not be ripped off when someone dies.

Legislation

Congressman Bobby Rush Hearing OpeningStatement

FCA | STATEMENT

Order of the Golden Rule|Statement

NFDA Statement

NFDA|Testimony

Illinois Cemetery Oversight Testimomy

ICCFA Testimony

FTC |Testimony

Summary Of Committee Testimony

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Illinois Politicos try to cremate Comptroller on Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal-YourFuneralGuy

31 Jan

It appears that some  Illinois Politicians are trying to throw Dan Hynes into the Cremation chamber.

Political Leaders tried to cremate  candidate Hynes on the Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal at an SEIU Rally Saturday. The Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal, may be the worst in the Nations History.

Evidence Surfaced that Hynes knew about the Scandal in 2003 on Friday Night in both a  Burr Oak Cemetery Memo and a Illinois Office of Comptroller(IOC) Memo.

Quinn keeps hammering on Hynes incompetence on the Burr cemetery situation in a tv ad.

Hynes said he tried to encourage the owner of Burr Oak Perpetua  Inc. to do the right thing. but the revealed memo shows a cover up  of Grave desecration by the Company.

We tried to point [Perpetua] in the right direction to make sure they were following proper channels,” Hynes said.

via www.suntimes.com

Hynes  “not my job” response in the Burr Oak Cemertery Scandal  may cost him  the nomination for Governor. Political candidates are not the real culprits here, but  the Perpetua Company  and it’s owners are.

Following a get-out-the-vote rally with members of the Service Employees’ International Union, Quinn alleged Hynes knew of improper disposal of human remains and didn’t do anything about it.

“They were given specific information that they knew, that they acknowledge there were human remains not properly disposed of at the cemetery,” Quinn said. “Now the proper thing to do would have been to immediately investigate that, as he did with other cemeteries in Illinois, but they decided not to do anything. And I think they owe the people an explanation for why not and an apology for not acting properly.”

Rush, an African-American congressman from the South Side, said Hynes’ failure to act earlier was a disservice to the black community.

“He was so uncaring, so callous, so cavalier that he didn’t even lift a finger. Didn’t bat an eye, didn’t do anything,” Rush said. “The gall of this man to come now to ask for our votes for governor– when he has been probably the most callous comptroller in the history of this country when it relates to the pain and suffering of our community.”

via newsblogs.chicagotribune.com

Congressman Bobby Rush introduced  “FUNERAL AND CEMETERY REFORM”National Legislation after the Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal.

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Link to Mindboggling Burr Oak Cemetery 2003 internal Memo-YourFuneralGuy

31 Jan

Illinois Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal Heating up the Illinois Governors Race

There is a link posted here to the mindbboggling  “Perpetua”  Burr Oak Internal Memo- from Silvy Cottton To Employees and or investors.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE BURR OAK CEMETERY INTERNAL MEMO FROM 2003

A Friday night report by ABC CHICAGO revealed that The Illinois Comptroller Hynes office had the memo, and was aware of Potential  Burr Oak Cemetery  body desecration in 2003.

The Memo Clearly points to a  Perpetua INC,  cover up of known Grave desecration with an effort to hide the  info from  ILLINOS COMPTROLLER OFFICE  EMPLOYEE DAVID FOLEY.  Perpetua is a Funeral and cemetery company owner the of Burr Oak Cemetery (Scandal).

Comptroller Hynes Burr Oak Cemetery “not my job” regulating cemetery operations -RESPONSE- is true.  he only was responsible for Financial regulation. Still this does not play well with voters. The whole thing smacks of a smear campaign by sitting ILLINOIS governor Pat Quinn.

THE LATEST INFORMATION REVEALS PERPETUA INC AND SLIVY EDMONDS COTTON  ATTEMPTING TO  COVER UP GRAVE DESECRATION, AND POSSIBLE GRAVE ROBBING at BURR OAK CEMETERY.

Astute lawyers and victims have included Perpetua Inc and Slivy Cotton in their lawsuits.

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Source (Capitol Fax Blog)

Rich Miller of the Capitol Fax blog is the best blogger on Politics in the State of Illinois.

NEWS:Hynes Knew about Burr Oak Grave desecration +”Silvy Cotton” in 2003|Your Funeral Guy

30 Jan

HYNES KNEW

It is being reported that State of Illinois Comptroller-Dan HYNES- knew about the Grave Desecrations at Burr Oak Cemetery in 2003.

Evidently Hyne’s Office became aware of Grave Desecration’s at Burr Oak, and his office  contacted  Silvy Cotton the then 03 Manager of Burr Oak Cemetery

This has been reported by the Capitol Fax Blog and ABC News.

IS THIS THE SMOKING GUN IN THE RACE FOR

ILLINOIS GOVERNOR?

CLICK HERE FOR AN ABC VIDEO REPORT.

I reported the  Silvy Cotton  part of the story on this blog that Cotton was involved with the Burr Oak Cemetery desecration in that she hired the arrested  2009 manager at Burr Oak Cemetery. I also stated she was involved in the Deborah Kellom funeral home Scam in St. Louis that took place at another Perpetua  Facillity with a 2009 conviction.

The source of the blog post came from one individual in St.Louis who wished to remain anonymous. THE OTHER SOURCE  WAS FROM THE CHICAGO AREA WITH A LOVED ONE AT BURR OAK-anonymous.. Other sources in St Louis, and CHICAGO would not confirm or deny a Silvy Cotton connection to Kellom and Wade Funeral Home or Burr Oak Cemetery.

When threatened by Silvy Edmomds Cotton  i retracted the blog because I had 2 sources, that would not back up my Statements. I deleted the post. Here is my Email Exchange with  Silvy Cotton,

Correction Demanded

yourfuneralguy@yahoo.com

From:
“SLIVY@xxx.com” <SLIVY@xxx.com>

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Google Blogs Alert for: Debora Kellom

Burr Oak Cemetery Desecration Defendants plead Not Guilty
By yourfuneralguy
DefendantCarolyn Towns was originally hired by Silvy Edmonds Cotton, Pereptua Inc. who also hired Deborah Kellom of the Wade Funeral Home Perpetua Scandal. Silvy Edmonds Cotton is a party to the Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal because she is
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Mr. Burkhardt,
Your Blog incorrectly states that I hired Debora Kellom and that I am still apart of the Burr Oak/ Perpetua Management. Neither of these statements is true.  I have not been a part of the Perpeuta Management team since January 2004.  I demand that you correct those statements and will monitor any such future claims.  If these incorrect statements persist, I will consider legal action.
Sincerely,
Slivy Edmonds Cotton
Re: Correction Demanded

From:
Robert Burkhardt <yourfuneralguy@yahoo.com> 

Add to Contacts

To: SLIVY@xxx.com

Hello

The Reference in question has been deleted even though there are 2 sources that state otherwise. If there is a chance it is not true it gets deleted..Always.

Joshua Slocum is involved here-that always calls for questions.

Were you a part of Portico LLM Enterprises? Or are they suing you?

What was your connection to Burr Oak? CedarPark?

You are named in the class action Lawsuit-Burr Oak Cemetery Why? I will continue to follow the money in this horrific situation and determine beyond question who is involved.

Reports show Slivy Edmonds Cotton, who remains listed under Perpetua management, and Portico LLM Enterprises took over the Pet Cemetery of Tucson in 2008.

Portico sued the former owner this summer, alleging fraud and misconduct, including selling headstones that were not provided and breaking into Portico offices to delete files.

At Perpetua, Edmonds Cotton oversaw Cedar Park, 12540 S. Halsted St. She told the Daily Southtown in 2000 she was inspired by Cedar Park’s uniqueness and beauty.——-Daily Southtown. http://www.southtownstar.com/burr-oak/1723194,081909perpetua.article

NOW I BELIEVED MY SOURCES AND ALWAYS THOUGHT SILVY COTTON WAS A KEY FIGURE IN THE BURR OAK CEMETERY HORROR(SCANDAL)

FUNERAL INDUSTRY |FUNERAL NEWS BLOG BY YOUR FUNERAL GUY

It is true that Comptroller DAN  HYNES only had the authority to regulate money-BUT WHY DID HE NOT TURN IT OVER TO LAW ENFORCEMENT IN 2003?

Memos and emails obtained by the I-Team reveal that top officials in the Illinois comptroller’s office knew in 2003 there was a problem with unearthed human remains at Burr Oak. And according to a confidential five-page report written by Burr Oak’s CEO in 2003, cemetery officials had reason to believe the grave-selling scandal had already started.

via abclocal.go.com

E Mails original to this post from your funeral guy

Pat Quinn told ABC7 Friday night that Hynes needs to come clean on what he knew about Burr Oaks and when he knew it.

via abclocal.go.com

US Funeral Directors want Non Traditional Sellers regulated-Your Funeral Guy

28 Jan

The National Funeral Directors Association NFDA wants non traditional sellers regulated-They even went as far as to name Walmart and Amazon.com. Walmart and Amazon are selling Caskets online.

This was all done in testimony before Congress on January 27th 2009 by the NFDA executive treasurer, Randall L Earl. The hearing was on the Bereaved Consumers Bill of Rights Act  Initiated by Congressman Bobby Rush.

Earl is a controversial figure named in Lawsuits and investigations in the Illinois Funeral Directors Association  IFDA Trust Ponzi Scheme. In Spite of these allegations he continues to serve on the Executive Board.

The Funeral Industry in the United States is in decline because of the rise of non traditional alternative funeral

In his testimony, Earl stated: “NFDA believes this bill outlines for the FTC a rule that we have long argued was necessary, given a dramatically changed marketplace, with new and non-traditional sellers offering many more choices for consumers to purchase funeral or burial goods or services, and the risks they take in dealing with them in a lightly or even unregulated environment.”-Via NFDA Facebook Notes

The fact that the traditional funeral guys are in an uproar over nontraditional funerals is good for the funeral consumer.

Non traditional funerals mean less than the average cost of a funeral for consumers,

The entire Funeral industry is trending to the lower cost funeral.

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The Bereaved Consumers Bill Of Rights Act came about because of the Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal

Rush Bill Expands Funeral Consumer Protection-FTC|YourFuneralGuy

28 Jan

Cemeteries may soon be covered under federal law

A bill Proposed in Congress will expand consumer protection for those who buy a funeral. That includes most everybody. The FTC put out a statement saying ” FTC Tells House Subcommittee it will Help Identify Ways to Strengthen Consumer Protections in the Funeral Industry

The hearing on 1/27/10 was led by Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush.

The Bill expands the FTC “Funeral Rule” to cover everything Funeral and Cemetery. The bill takes on problems brought into the light by the “Horriffic” Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal outside Chicago.

In the Consumers mind funeral and cemetery mean the same thing but cemeteries have never been brought in under the federal law.

The Federal Trade Commission today told the U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection of the Committee on Energy and Commerce that the FTC will use its expertise to help the Subcommittee address the problems highlighted by last year’s horrific events at the historic Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, Illinois.

The testimony presented by Charles Harwood, Deputy Director in the agency’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, also expressed strong support for the goals of H.R. 3655, to give consumers greater protection against fraud and abusive practices in the funeral industry.

via www.ftc.gov

This bill goes a step further than the recent Illinois Cemetery Oversight Act in that it covers religious  cemeteries. Those cemeteries are not covered under the recent Illinois Law.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT BEREAVED CONSUMERS PROTECTION ACT.COM  FOR ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ON THIS BILL.

It appears that the funeral rule may soon regulate cemeteries. Maybe the cemetery industry will begin to follow basic rules.

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Hearing Held | Bereaved Consumers Bill of Rights Act-YourFuneralGuy

28 Jan

On 1/27/20010 a hearing was held on the Bereaved Consumers Bill Of Rights Act by Congressman Bobby Rush. Four organizations testified according to WGN Radio 720 in Chicago. The Hearing was held by the House Committee on  Commerce and Energy. The legislation was brought on by the Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal

CLICK HERE FOR FULL NEWS COVERAGE ON THE HEARING

NFDA-The National Funeral Directors Association-represented by Randal L Earl.

Earl Said that the NFDA supported the bill, but requested that Amazon.com and WalMart.com(selling Caskets) be covered by the FTC regulation. They must pose a threat!

FTC-Federal Trade Commission represented by Charles Harwood, deputy director of it’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

Harwood stated that most cemeteries operate as non-profits, and that the FTC does not currently regulate them.

ICOTF- Illinois Cemetery Oversight Task Force represented by Patricia Brown Holmes, a retired judge.

Holmes said that the public thinks that cemetery and funeral people are one in the same and BOTH should be regulated.- This is an important statement for the funeral consumer.

ICCFA-International Cemetery Cremation represented byPaul M. Elvig

Elvig stated he was against the bill becoming law and  that  the legislation  would  make life diffucult for the non profit an religious cemeteries.by Your Funeral Guy.

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CLICK HERE TO VISIT BEREAVED CONSUMERS PROTECTION ACT.COM  FOR ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ON THIS BILL.

In Congress the legislation is known as the Rush Bill

Source:WGN Radio.com

OUTRAGE-National Funeral Directors Assoc.| Ponzi Scam Man (Earl) to Testify before Congress-YourFuneralGuy

25 Jan

It is being reported that one of the Leaders involved  in the Great Illinois Funeral Association Ponzi Scheme  will testify before Congress on behalf of the National Funeral Directors Association, NFDA. on Cemetery Reform.

According  to AHN(ALL  HEAD LINE NEWS), Randall L Earl, a key player in the IFDA TRUST PONZI SCHEME  will testify before  The House Subcommittee on Energy and Commerce, Wednesday.$100 million dollars is gone from the IFDA trust.

The Hearing is on the Bereaved Consumers Bill of Rights Act which will extend  the Federal Trade Commissions FUNERAL RULE to cemeteries. This all came about because of the Burr oak Cemetery Scam

The fact that the NFDA Would send Randall Earl, their treasurer has foul political smells and is a total

OUTRAGE!

Earl is implicated in  theft, misappropriation of Funds, by the now defunct IFDA Services in the Illinois Funeral Directors Association PONZI SCHEME.

Earl’s resignation has been called for here. Even ConnectingDirectors com a mouth piece for the Traditional Funeral Industry has questioned Earl’s integrity.

Other Leaders in the Funeral Industry have called for Earl,s resignation.

Specifically Earl has been accused of misappropriating TRUST FUNDS to the Illinois Museum of Funeral Customs.(owned and operated by the IFDA)

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