Dunkin: What did comptroller know? When?

September 9, 2009 3:18:19 PM PDT
Illinois State Representative Ken Dunkin is calling for an extensive audit of the comptroller's office and how it regulates cemeteries statewide.Dunkin is filing the Cemetery Care Act to get the Illinois auditor general to find out if the comptroller knew about complaints against Burr Oak Cemetery and did nothing about them.

State law gives Comptroller Dan Hynes and his office regulatory authority over the state's 800 cemeteries.

This investigation is personal for Dunkin, who has loved ones buried at Burr Oak.

"Any typical Illinois citizen driving past could see bones mountains of bones and the comptrollers has a staff of 20 people and they saw or did nothing what do they do all day? What do they do when they receive complaints people have been complaining about Burr Oak for years," said Il. Rep. Dan Hynes, 5th District.

The comptroller's office says the auditor general already examines regulatory activities every two years and that it has found no evidence of impropriety since the 1998-2000 audit.


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