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 by BobCarl
3 days ago
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Superstar

Brett Favre owes $800K as Mississippi confronts its largest public embezzlement scandal

By Megan Hart
Published: Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 1:35pm

Mississippi's state auditor has ordered former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre to repay more than $800,000 in public money.

News broke last year that the Hall of Famer and Mississippi native accepted $1.1 million from the state's welfare system for speaking engagements to promote an initiative called Families First for Mississippi. According to the state auditor, Favre didn't attend the events.

The Super Bowl champion isn't charged with any crimes. Last year, Favre said he was unaware the money came from welfare. He quickly paid back $500,000 but has yet to return the rest, Anna Wolfe of Mississippi Today reported.

State Auditor Shad White is going after more than $77 million in misspent funds related to Mississippi's welfare program, including the money owed by Favre. It needs to be repaid within 30 days or the attorney general could enforce the demands in court.

"It took several months for the auditor's office to decide what to do about these payments," Wolfe said. "These demand letters that went out from the auditor's office yesterday are basically their first attempt to try to recoup that money."

Two nonprofits — the Mississippi Community Education Center and the Family Resource Center — owe the bulk of the misspent funds, according to White. Favre Enterprises owes $828,000, including interest.

The Packers legend isn't the only former athlete involved in the scandal. Former St. Louis Rams running back Marcus Dupree and ex-professional wrestler Ted DiBiase have also been ordered to return money.

John Davis, former director of the state's Department of Human Services, has been ordered to pay more than $96 million for authorizing the illegal spending. Davis and several others are facing criminal charges.

"I think that we're going to learn a lot more as the trials get closer and certainly at trial," she said. "I think we're all just waiting to see how the state's top officials might be held accountable because, at this point, there's only been six people arrested."

Mississippi has some of the highest poverty rates in the country and very few residents receive cash welfare payments, Wolfe said.

Favre has another tie to the scheme, said Wolfe, who's been covering the story since its beginning. Mississippi welfare officials are accused of investing public money in a Florida company that’s developing a treatment for concussions. Favre has promoted the firm.

Former Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant hasn’t been accused of any wrongdoing, but as Davis' supervisor, some wonder whether he has any culpability, Wolfe said.

Favre was in Green Bay earlier this month to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Super Bowl XXXI.


https://www.wpr.org/brett-favre-owes-80 ... 6An2HZ0bBM

 by Joe Pendleton
3 days ago
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BF feels sleazy to me (always has).. great warrior on the field, but a screw up off of it imho

 by Joe Pendleton
3 days ago
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 Joined:  Jun 12 2021
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.. speaking of BF, here's a good read on Sean Taylors (arguably the best S of all time) game against him, before he was tragically killed.. i seem to remember a 30/30 (or E60) documentary about the cat.. he was a BAD MAN
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/20848497

 by St. Loser Fan
3 days ago
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United States of America   LA Coliseum
Hall of Fame

Joe Pendleton wrote:BF feels sleazy to me (always has).. great warrior on the field, but a screw up off of it imho


Multiple levels of sleaze.
https://nypost.com/2018/04/18/jenn-ster ... avre-girl/

 by Kid Charlamagne
3 days ago
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United States of America   LA Coliseum
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A million bucks to do some psa’s? I guess if someone offers you a pile of money, take it, but way to help out your fellow citizens.

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5 posts Oct 17 2021