Mississippi Sues Brett Favre and Others Over Misspent Welfare Money

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SJ - May 10, 2022

On Monday the Mississippi Department of Human Services sued Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre and others over misspent welfare money.  Among the others are former pro wrestlers Brett DiBiase, Ted DiBiase Sr, and Ted "Teddy" DiBiase Jr.

The state is seeking $228,000 in interest on $1.1 million that Favre was given for speaking arrangements.  He has since paid back the $1.1 million.

From AP News:

White said Favre was paid for speeches but did not show up. Favre has repaid the money, but White said in October that Favre still owed $228,000 in interest. In a Facebook post when he repaid the first $500,000, Favre said he did not know the money he received came from welfare funds. He also said his charity had provided millions of dollars to poor children in Mississippi and Wisconsin.

Months ago, the auditor’s office turned over the demands for repayment of misspent welfare money to the Mississippi attorney general’s office for enforcement. White said in a statement Monday that he knew the attorney general’s office eventually would file suit.

“I applaud the team filing this suit and am grateful the state is taking another step toward justice for the taxpayers,” White said. “We will continue to work alongside our federal partners — who have been given access to all our evidence for more than two years — to make sure the case is fully investigated.”

It looks like Mississippi wants some of that CopperFit and Wrangler money.


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