Tex Hollywood - September 2, 2022
There's an old story that is upsetting people involving Brett Favre because apparently the Governor of Mississippi forced a non-profit to pay him over 1 million dollars out of money meant fo welfare recipients to speak at some event, which apparently he never did, and was forced to give the money back!
People are mad that money was taken from the poor to line the pockets of the rich in some elaborate scheme that I am sure is not just an isolated case that involved Brett Favre!
The truth is that this happens all the time, the rich people at the top, who are for the most part lawyers, design systems that are legal as per the book of the law, but that are morally or ethically questionable!
In an interview we'll assume was designed to clear Favre's name of any wrong doing, because it is reasonable to believe that he didn't know the source of the money paying him, these speaking engagements are a lucrative thing for high profile people and they can't be responsible for auditing the source of those funds, or what the funds were meant to go do! That is higher level corruption, that I am sure happens ALL the time!
Favre's lawyer, Bud Holmes revealed that Favre was questioned by the FBI regarding the missing funds, since this is part of 70 million dollars that were misappropriated and Favre is not accused of any crimes!
There was a volleyball complex, shares in a pharma company and other shady things that he seemed to be involved in, but he has returned all of the money he did get paid out, so I guess that's what happens when you get caught!
When the story first hit last year, Favre wrote:
“I would never knowingly take funds meant to help our neighbors in need, but for Shad White to continue to push out this lie that the money was for no-show events is something I cannot stay silent about,”
Which is reasonable, you can't blame the person hired, for the source of the money the people hiring him use to pay him!
If anything, this should remind us how corruption runs deep in all aspects of our system!