Thursday, February 26, 2009

Burris' Son Got State Job From Blago

Sen. Roland Burris' son, Roland II (inset) is an income-tax deadbeat who got a state job under former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. (AP photos)

From Chicago Sun Times:

SCANDAL MUSHROOMS | He serves as housing authority counsel despite facing foreclosure on his own home.

The son of embattled Sen. Roland Burris is a federal tax deadbeat who landed a $75,000-a-year state job under former Gov. Rod Blagojevich five months ago, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

Blagojevich's administration hired Roland W. Burris II as a senior counsel for the state's housing authority Sept. 10 -- about six weeks after the Internal Revenue Service slapped a $34,163 tax lien on Burris II and three weeks after a mortgage company filed a foreclosure suit on his South Side house.

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My Comment: If the Democratic leadership was smart .... they would be booting Burris out of the Democrat caucus. But they will not because they still need his vote.

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