U.S. Marshals spend nearly 800K on excess


(Free Thinker Radio) An internal Department. of Justice investigation of the U.S. Marshals Service revealed expenditures of nearly $800,000 on items like silk scarves, blankets and ornaments.

The Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General 104 page report documented that the Marshals Service spent $793,118 on “excessive” “promotional items” between 2005 and 2010 . ‘Excessive’ expenditures included $115,081 for challenge coins, $36,596 for lapel pins, $11,338 for neckties and silk scarves “bearing the USMS seal,” $13,605 on USMS-themed Christmas ornaments and $16,084 on USMS labeled blankets and throws.

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