The Illinois Press has been remiss in it’s handling of the Illinois Funeral Directors Association Preneed Funeral Insurance Swindle. This may indeed be in part because of the misinformation (babbling)put out this year by the Executive Director Of the Illinois Funeral Director’s Association Duane Marsh.
The Illinois Funeral Directors Association Stole and Mismanaged between $59-100 million of the folks funeral money in the State of Illinois.
Marsh who has been only in Illinois nine months is really not qualified to deal with the depth of funeral( NFDA’s Randall L Earl, Charles Childs Jr) and political corruption ( Illinois Senator Roland Burris founding poitico, and lobbyist of the IFDA Preneed Trust). It also should be noted that this is his first Funeral Directors Association.
Nine months in the state with failed promises to bring a NEW ILLINOIS FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION IN JUNE 2009-it has been the same old same old-Lawsuit after Lawsuit, Investigation after investigation and trustee after trustee for the IFDA Preneed Trust! Just like the corrupt Executive Director before him Duane Marsh has to get up every morning and spin a web of misinformation and lies.
Then there is that look yourself in the mirror thing.
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Duane Marsh is mentioned here because he has been mentioned In Numerous reports(articles on The IFDA Preneed Ponzi Sheme.
Coverage in the Press By on the IFDA Funeral Scam Has Been Minimal. The State Journal Register in Springfield, Illinois has done an excellent job covering this matter.
Another Cemetery Scandal in the Chicago Area
A Second Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal Has been revealed in the Chicago Area. This was revealed Last Thursday at the the Cemetery Oversight Task Force and Meeting. The Scandal is located at Mount Hope Cemetery in south Suburban Chicago.
From: The SouthwestObservor
“A day after reports that four bodies at Mount Hope Cemetery may have been buried in body bags in a single grave, concerned families flooded the Morgan Park cemetery hoping that their loved ones had not been disturbed.
The secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Brent Adams, has asked Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes to investigate reports of misconduct that were raised during a hearing of the newly formed Cemetery Task Force, formed by Gov. Pat Quinn after the scandal at Alsip’s Burr Oak Cemetery.”
More Info on Mount Hope Cemetery:
Mt Hope Cemetery Association
11500 S Fairfield Ave
Chicago, IL 60655-1999
News reports state that this cemetery scandal will not be the size of Burr Oak.
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The Burr Oak Cemetery is a crime scene
The Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal in Illinois is the latest funeral scandal in Illinois. 7,000 people have sought information on their loved ones graves. The Illinois funeral industry has been hit hard by scandal in 2008 and 2009. The Illinois Funeral Directors Association preneed ponzi scheme has torn the funeral business apart.
There is an integrity problem in the Funeral| Cemetery Business and it has been there for a long time. The Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal shows how low the funeral business will go for a dollar.
CONSUMERS NEED TO BE AWARE HOW GREEDY THOSE IN THE FUNERAL INDUSTRY CAN BE AND ALWAYS CHECK UP ON THOSE THEY DO BUSINESS WITH.
From the Chicago, Tribune:
Relatives of more than 7,000 people buried in Burr Oak Cemetery are trying to find out whether the graves of their loved ones are among those desecrated, authorities said Sunday.
The number of angry mourners grew over the weekend as investigators locked the gates of the cemetery near Alsip and Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes vowed to have the cemetery seized from owners.
Dan Hynes, the Comptroller of the State of Illinois is now calling for the licensing of Cemetery operators, just as Funeral Directors are licensed. The Comptroller says he will ask a Judge to put the Cemertery into receicership.
Desecration of Graves is a terrible crime.
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Sadly Illinois Burial Scandal where up to 300 bodies desecrated.
Discarding and desecrating bodies and collecting money by reusing graves-This happened at the Burr Oak Cemetery in the Chicago Area- Alsip, IL. Two words made this happen Preneed and Greed.Reports state that up to 300 bodies have been desecrated.
In the last post entitled Burr Ridge Cemetery Scandal| Could humans have done this?-YourFuneralguy.
One realizes that humans did do this and that their main motivation was greed. The way they pulled it off was through at need and preneed cemetery sales.
There are not tough enough laws in Illlinois for the selling of cemetery sites in the State of Illinois. Most sites are sold on a preneed basis. This means that people buy cemetery property before their funeral. Many times a preened insurance policy is used.
Snippet from the Chicago Tribune:
“Illinois Rep. Dan Brady (R-Bloomington) said today the Alsip cemetery scandal illustrates why the state needs stricter regulations over individuals who sell “the pre-need burial spaces in the state.”
Funeral and Cemetery Preneed Policies have been a probem in the State of Illinois as mentioned often in this blog. In fact the loss of the two largest Funeral Corporations in the United States. Service Corporation International and Stewart Enterprises have had horrible loses in Cemetery Sales.
Those in the Cemetery business are hurting. The people involved here have taken it upon themselves to hurt others by desecrating graves. This a sad burial scandal.
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