:: The good news for Burris just never ends. Currently the subject of a Senate ethics probe, and a perjury investigation by the top prosecutor in Sangamon County, this is the icing on the proverbial cake.
Burris' son, a federal tax deadbeat, was hired to provide counsel for the state's housing authority on Sept. 10. If nothing else, this just looks bad. And, in spite of repeated calls from both Democrats and Republicans for Burris to resign, the man simply won't.
From the Chicago Sun Times:
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.
Burris II's hiring, however, raises more questions about Sen. Burris' interactions with Blagojevich and his inner circle at a time when the governor was soliciting Sen. Burris for campaign contributions and Burris was angling to have Blagojevich appoint him to the Senate seat once held by President Obama.
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