Update: Michelle Obama’s Father NOT Buried at Scammed Cemetery

By Sadie Bass

Jul 14, 2009 3:45pm

Earlier today we reported that Michelle Obama's father was buried at Burr Oak — a cemetery where workers dug-up remains, moved them and then re-sold the plots of land for profit.  However, the first lady's office has issued a revised statement that says her father was buried at a different cemetery in Illinois.

Michelle Obama's communications director Camille Johnston released the following statement:

"There has been some confusion that has been cleared up. Fraser Robinson III was buried at Lincoln Cemetery NOT Burr Oak. Mrs. Obama’s father is Fraser Robinson III and he is NOT buried at Burr Oak. I do not know where her grandfather was buried, but I do not believe he is at Burr Oak either."

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