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Assembly leader dated figure in funeral scandal
sfgate.com ^ | 10/9/13 | Lance Williams

Posted on 10/10/2013 7:38:32 AM PDT by GSWarrior

For more than a year, Assembly Speaker John Pérez dated a Hollywood funeral director who faces fraud allegations in one of the biggest financial scandals to rock the U.S. funeral industry.

During their relationship, Pérez, a Los Angeles Democrat, mixed political business with his personal life in ways that showed poor judgment, ethics experts say. A Pérez spokesman said the lawmaker conducted himself appropriately during a casual dating relationship.

Tyler Cassity, proprietor of a boutique cemetery called Hollywood Forever as well as a Mill Valley cemetery, and defendant in a $600 million fraud lawsuit in his native Missouri, accompanied Pérez to a series of high-profile public events.

Meanwhile, in St. Louis, Cassity, his parents and his older brother are defendants in a 2009 lawsuit that contends they looted millions of dollars from trust accounts and insurance policies that were supposed to be set aside to pay for customers' funerals.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: assembly; assemblyspeaker; california; cassity; cassitys; cemeteries; cemetery; crime; dated; democrat; figure; fraud; funeral; funerals; hollywood; hollywoodforever; homosexuals; johnperez; leader; losangeles; missouri; perez; scandal; stlouis; tylercassity
This story has everything a FReeper could ask for. Enjoy......
1 posted on 10/10/2013 7:38:32 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

dating...is that what they call it?


2 posted on 10/10/2013 7:41:59 AM PDT by ghost of nixon
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To: GSWarrior

“Excuse me, I’m a Democrat. I’m not supposed to get caught. I need to speak to someone in charge”


3 posted on 10/10/2013 7:42:34 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: GSWarrior

That he’s a poof is the least of his moral failings.


4 posted on 10/10/2013 7:43:19 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: ghost of nixon

It sounds more dignified than stool pushing.


5 posted on 10/10/2013 7:44:01 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: GSWarrior

American decadence on full parade.


6 posted on 10/10/2013 7:45:13 AM PDT by allendale
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To: GSWarrior

Corrupt gay pols “dating” homo funeral directors!!

All that is missing is some tie-in to the current administration in Washington or Chicago!


7 posted on 10/10/2013 7:45:31 AM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: Gamecock; windcliff; stylecouncilor

Just wait. It’s coming.


8 posted on 10/10/2013 7:54:46 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: AppyPappy

Obama’s in charge, he would just say, look man don’t worry be happy, this just make you a more viable democrat candidate.


9 posted on 10/10/2013 8:10:48 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: GSWarrior

Tyler Cassity

Before moving to the St. Louis area, Cassity was a young lawyer in southwest Missouri. In the 1970s, he ran an investment club in Springfield, Mo.

A federal investigation uncovered a scheme full of intertwined corporations and missing funds. Cassity pleaded guilty of conspiracy and tax fraud violations in 1982, lost his law license and served six months in federal prison.

10 posted on 10/10/2013 8:17:19 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

He is not a very good crook.


11 posted on 10/10/2013 8:19:02 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

FINDING MY RELIGION / Tyler Cassity puts new life back into the business of burial

David Ian Miller

February 5, 2007

How did you get involved in the cemetery business?

Originally, I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to write gay novels like Dale Peck. So that’s what I studied in college.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/FINDING-MY-RELIGION-Tyler-Cassity-puts-new-life-2651784.php


12 posted on 10/10/2013 8:20:43 AM PDT by kcvl
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Brent Cassity and his brother Tyler were key to building the family’s multimillion-dollar funeral empire, which would include 26 interrelated companies controlled by a family trust before the family’s downfall and the companies’ demise. In the mid-1990s, Brent and Tyler Cassity founded Forever Enterprises, based in St. Louis, to create digital biographies (or LifeStories) shown at funerals. The brothers found favor in Hollywood, and consulted on HBO’s series “Six Feet Under,” which aired between 2001 and 2005.

http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/blog/2013/07/exclusive-cassity-pleads-guilty-to.html?page=all


13 posted on 10/10/2013 8:23:53 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: GSWarrior
This story has everything a FReeper could ask for. Enjoy......

Your statement alone gave me the first good lol of the day. Truer words!

14 posted on 10/10/2013 8:24:01 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: GSWarrior

Speaker of the Assembly John A. Pérez

15 posted on 10/10/2013 8:26:25 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Were I a she type, I would rather engage in necrophilia than date this guy.


16 posted on 10/10/2013 8:27:21 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

And just why do you suppose he was dating a funeral director, hmmmm?


17 posted on 10/10/2013 9:09:16 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void

Yep, I suspect that old Sam Kinison stand-up comedy bit about necrophilia was all too accurate.


18 posted on 10/10/2013 9:51:36 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel
As was Tom Lehrer...
"I am reminded at this point of a fellow I used to know whose name was Henry, only to give you an idea of what a individualist he was, he spelled it H-E-N-3-R-Y. The three was silent, you see.

Henry was financially independent, having inherited his father's tar-and-feather business, and was therefore able to devote his full time to such intellectual pursuits as writing. I particularly remember a heartwarming novel of his about a young necrophiliac who finally achieved his boyhood ambition by becoming coroner. (scattered laughter) The rest of you can look it up when you get home.


19 posted on 10/10/2013 10:10:22 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void

elementary, my dear watson


20 posted on 10/10/2013 12:00:19 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: null and void
And just why do you suppose he was dating a funeral director, hmmmm?

Even his dating was political; he imagined that a funeral director would have especial insights about some of the Democrats' most faithful supporters.

21 posted on 10/10/2013 12:03:57 PM PDT by Lonely Bull
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To: null and void; Lonely Bull
Even his dating was political; he imagined that a funeral director would have especial insights about some of the Democrats' most faithful supporters.

Moreover, one with serious ethical problems would have especial insights about some of the Democrats' other most faithful supporters.

22 posted on 10/10/2013 12:10:56 PM PDT by Lonely Bull
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