By Mark Abrams
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Citing gross incompetency, a state board has revoked the license of a West Philadelphia funeral director and ordered him to pay a $100,000 fine.READ MORE: Willie Stokes, Cleared Of Murder After 37 Years In Prison, Sues City Of Philadelphia
The Pennsylvania State Board of Funeral Directors pulled the license of Blair Hawkins, and ordered his business, Hawkins Funeral Services, closed.
It was nearly a year ago that authorities inspecting a facility Hawkins operated in the 5300 block of Vine Street found three decomposing bodies, two of which were covered by trash and debris.READ MORE: 3 Men Arrested In Connection To Assault Of Teen Outside Of Pleasantville Centerfolds Cabaret Before He Was Found Dead
In its final ruling and order, the board stated Hawkins’ conduct constituted gross immorality.
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And, the board said, rather than treating the deceased with dignity and respect, Hawkins treated them no differently than the bags of garbage stacked atop and around them.