NewsMississippi Auditor Wants Brett Favre Repay Welfare Money

Mississippi Auditor Wants Brett Favre Repay Welfare Money

According to White, the Super Bowl-winning quarterback improperly received $1.1 million in speaking fees from a nonprofit organization that allegedly spent welfare funds with the approval of the state Department of Human Services.

“Brett Favre had no legal right to the possession or control of this $1.1 million,” White’s attorneys wrote in the court filing Monday.

“It boggles the mind that Mr. Brett Favre could imagine he is entitled to the equivalent of an interest-free loan of $1.1 million in taxpayer money, especially money intended for the benefit of the poor,” White said in a release Monday.

White’s lawsuit is a counterclaim to Favre’s defamation suit against White, which is still pending. Favre has tried to fight back against the claims by filing defamation suits against former NFL players and current podcast hosts Shannon Sharpe and Pat McAfee, but both suits were dismissed. 

Favre has not been criminally charged. However, a former human services department director of the state’s welfare agency and a mother and son who ran a nonprofit group and an education company in Mississippi pleaded guilty to state charges of misusing public money.

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Source: Black Enterprise


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