SJ - November 17, 2021
Last month Brett Favre repaid the $1.1 million in misappropriated welfare money he received from the state of Mississippi for appearances he never made. But he hasn't paid an additional $228,000 in interest on that money.
The deadline to pay that money came and went on Tuesday. The state auditor in Mississippi, Shad White, said that he was going to turn the matter over to the state's Attorney General and Department of Human Services.
From Pro Football Talk:
“A little over 30 days ago, my office issued demands on several individuals ordering them to repay misspent welfare money,” White said in a statement. “As I said at the time, if any of those individuals failed to repay the money, the demands will be forwarded to the Attorney General’s Office, which is in charge of enforcing the demands in court. My team has now forwarded the unpaid demands to the AG’s office. My understanding is the Attorney General and the Department of Human Services have given authority to a private attorney to recoup the misspent money. We have been in contact with that attorney and will provide any information he needs.”
Favre was paid $1.1 million by the state “for appearances, promotions, autographs and speaking engagements.” However, Favre did not speak, and wasn’t even present, at the events in question for which he was paid. Favre has taken issue with that characterization that he was paid for no-show appearances.
Favre initially repaid $500,000 in May 2020 with a commitment to pay the remaining amount in installments in the following months. It took over a year for Favre to get the rest of the initial $1.1 million paid back to the state, which he accomplished last month.
You have to love the government. Should Favre have taken the money for appearances he never made? Absolutely not. He repaid that money. Now they want some additional money from him.
How about you miss out on that interest? You should have never given Favre that money in the first place. That will never happen. They need that $230k to send to someone else for appearances they never make.