The Mississippi Department of Human Services is suing Brett Favre and three former pro wrestlers (along several other people and businesses close to the situation) to try to recover millions of misspent welfare dollars that were intended to help some of the poorest people in the nation.
The lawsuit was filed on Monday May 9th. It says the defendants “squandered” more than $20 million in money from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families anti-poverty program. The suit was filed less than two weeks after a mother and son who ran a nonprofit group and an education company in Mississippi pleaded guilty to state criminal charges tied to the misspending.
Brett Favre may owe over 3 Million:
The lawsuit filed on Monday seeks $3.2 million combined from Favre and Favre Enterprises, Inc. Favre is one of 38 defendants in the lawsuit that also names former pro wrestlers. Those former wrestlers include Brett and Ted DiBiase and their father Ted DiBiase Sr. aka “The Million Dollar Man.”
Ex-Department of Human Services Executive Director John Davis, is named in the lawsuit as responsible for more than $23 million in misspent funds. The State scandal Auditor, Shad White, has called this the “largest public fraud in state history.”