Tax Dollars at Work: U.S. Marshals Give Ride to Fox Sportscasters

Friday, January 16, 2009
Super Bowl 2008

At the 2008 Super Bowl in Phoenix, Joseph Band, a longtime attorney for the United States Marshals Service who moonlighted as a sports statistician for Fox Sports, arranged, with permission from superiors, to use a Marshals Service vehicle to bring announcers Troy Aikman and Joe Buck from their resort hotel to the stadium. He also provided a vehicle to escort the limos of Buck and Tim McCarver at the 2007 World Series in Boston, and Buck and Aikman at a 2008 NFL Playoff Game in Tampa. When asked to provide a similar improper favor for the Major League All Star Game in July 2007, San Francisco U.S. Marshal Federico Rocha refused.

Report of Investigation of Alleged Misuse of United States Marshals Service Resources by Joseph Band (Office of the Inspector General, United States Department of Justice) (PDF)


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