Brett Favre repays $600,000 in Mississippi welfare fraud case, but he still owes more

Brett Favre repays $600,000 in Mississippi welfare fraud case, but he still owes more

10/28/2021 3:44:00 PM

Brett Favre repays $600,000 in Mississippi welfare fraud case, but he still owes more

The Pro Football Hall of Famer has repaid $1.1 million he received for speeches he did not give, but interest on the money runs to $228,000.

, “I love Mississippi and I would never knowingly do anything to take away from those that need it most.”White’s Oct. 12 letter also demanded payment of $96 million in misspent welfare money and interest, a figure that included the Favre totals. A Maryland-based accounting firm had recently completed an independent report into how the Mississippi Department of Human Services spent federal money from 2016 through 2019 through Temporary Assistance to Needy Families.

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AdvertisementStory continues below advertisementFormer professional wrestler Ted DiBiase and his sons were also among the people White said owe money. DiBiase’s Heart of David Ministries owes $722,299, while Ted DiBiase Jr. owes $3.903 million. Brett DiBiase, who was paid for teaching classes about drug abuse that the audit found were never held, owes $225,950. Last year, Brett DiBiase pleaded guilty to a lesser state charge of making a false statement in exchange for testimony against his alleged co-conspirators. He agreed to pay $48,000 in restitution, and his sentencing was deferred.

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