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Brett Favre pushed to repay $828K in cash connected to welfare scheme

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Hall of Fame defender Brett Favre still held a $ 828,000 pension, which he never attended.

State auditor Shad White said Tuesday that Favre, 52, failed to deliver on a $ 1.1 million bailout after making an initial payment of $ 500,000 in May last year. The former Green Bay Packers star is set to return $ 828,000 with interest.

Bret Favre in 2016 at the Hall of Fame.

“Two years ago, my office conducted an audit [the Department of Human Services]”After two years of work, we have found that tens of millions of dollars have been misappropriated. confirmed.

In total, White wants to recoup $ 96 million, including interest on temporary assistance funds to needy families. Improper spending emerged in 2020, when former Mississippi DHS director John Davis and five others were charged for their roles in the welfare scheme, Clarion Ledger reported. Brett DiBiase – son of former professional wrestler Ted DiBiase – is among those charged along with Davis.

According to the newspaper, Brett DiBiaz pleaded guilty in December 2020, while Davis and two others pleaded not guilty while awaiting trial.

Favre will not be prosecuted, but if the remaining funds are not returned within 30 days, the Mississippi Attorney’s Office may enforce the claim in court, White said.

White said Monday that former WWE wrestler Ted DiBiase Sr., dubbed the “million dollar man,” must return the $ 722,299 he received through the Ministry of David’s Heart and the $ 3.9 million he earned from his son Brett as a motivational speaker. welfare agency.

Brett DiBiase, who admitted his role in defrauding the Mississippi Welfare Agency, must return $ 225,950, White said.

Mississippi State Auditors Shad White
Mississippi State Auditors Shad White

Favre’s longtime agent, James “Bus” Cook, said he had no information about the NFL legend’s previous contract with the Mississippi Community Education Center, as well as his promise to return the welfare funds he received.

Cook did not return a request for comment Tuesday, reports Mississippi Today.

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