Originally published at: GANGLAND: Chicago Funeral Homes CASH IN on TAX PAYER FUNDED Burials | Sean Hannity
Chicago city officials continued to struggle with a stunning spike in shootings this week; vowing to crack down on “predatory funeral homes” that prey on government-subsidized burials for homicide victims.
According to Fox News, various funeral parlors across the city are raising prices knowing a tax-payer funded scheme will likely foot the bill, with the local government shelling out up to $7,500 per victim.
“Every funeral home in the state knows that victims get $7,500 for a funeral and it’s their goal to charge the entire amount because it’s easy money,” Susan Johnson, executive director of Chicago Survivors, told Fox News.
“The state – along with the federal government – provides eligible victims of violent crime with up to $27,000 in financial assistance for out-of-pocket expenses. The families of murder victims get $7,500 for funeral costs,” writes Fox.
“(The families) have an ethical right to be angry,” said one consumer rights activist. “It’s one of the worst ways to victimize people.”
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