Boxing legend Chris Eubank, 52, ‘gets job as a US marshal’ – despite having no formal police training and being arrested twice in the UK
- Ex-world champion has reportedly joined police force in Opelousas, Louisiana
- He’s been touring Deep South giving lectures on how to avoid conflict with law
- That’s despite fact he was arrested for taking a lorry without permission in 2005
Boxing legend Chris Eubank has reportedly joined a police force in the US, despite having a criminal record in the UK.
The former world champion, 52, has accepted a role as a city marshal in Opelousas, Louisiana.
His new job gives him the power to arrest people, despite the fact he’s had no formal training and was arrested twice in the Britain.
Boxing legend Chris Eubank has reportedly become a city marshal in Opelousas, Louisiana
‘Chris is over the moon with his new roles and takes them very seriously,’ a source told The Sun.
‘He may have had run-ins with the law but he is a reformed character and hoping to spread peace across America.
‘He is lecturing on how to defuse messy situations using words, not punches, which is ironic given his background.’
The former world champion, 52, has no formal police training and has a criminal record in the UK
The ex-world super-middleweight, who was declared bankrupt in 2005 over an unpaid £1.3 million tax bill, has been giving lectures on how to ‘peacefully defuse difficult situations’ in Louisiana.
He’s been offering advice on how to avoid conflict with the law – despite the fact he was arrested twice himself.
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In 2005, he was charged with ‘taking a beer lorry without consent’ after threatening to assault the driver.
And two years earlier, he was arrested after driving a 4×4 to Downing Street in a protest of the Iraq war.
He’s been giving lectures on how to avoid conflict with the law – despite the fact he was arrested twice himself
Eubank is said to have got the role through ‘a friend of a friend’. City marshals are often instilled by the sitting mayor.
Roles of a city marshal include enforcing court orders, such as serving tenants with a notice of eviction and escorting them out of their homes, and serving individuals with warrants and subpoenas.
In instances when a defendant has an outstanding warrant, a city marshal maintains the authority to make an arrest.
Chris, who was declared bankrupt in 2005 over an unpaid £1.3 million tax bill, is said to have got the gig through ‘a friend of a friend’
In court, a city marshal coordinates the schedules for bailiffs and other court security officers. When required, she serves as bailiff during legal proceedings.
When defendants are issued tickets or fines as a result of their activities, such as restitution for damaged property, a city marshal oversees the coordination of long-term payment plans and will sometimes be sent to seize property and belongings.
In August, Eubank was seen apparently putting a parking ticket on his own £160,000 Bentley during a London shopping trip, seemingly as a ploy to deter parking wardens from giving him a new ticket.
He parked the customised car on swanky Savile Row, and after spending ten minutes in the Cad & Dandy store, the dapper star headed back to the car, with the personalised number plate of 1 KO, and removed the ticket.
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