• Sen. Roland Burris' Son Also Rode the Blago-Wagon to Jobsville

    Newly-appointed senator Roland Burris has been catching a lot of flack recently for getting his new job from disgraced former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich amidst what might have been some shakily moral campaign-contributing.

    But here's some good news for Sen. Burris

    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.

    See? Apparently, the senior Roland Burris' contributions had nothing to do with his getting the job as a U.S. senator.

    Rod Blagojevich simply had a penchant for giving jobs to people named Roland Burris.

    Tags: Corruption, Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, Roland Burris, Senate


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