NFL legend Brett Favre was questioned by the FBI over a scandal involving embezzlement of welfare funds in Mississippi.
The state of Mississippi gave Ferb $1.1 million to give speeches in 2017 and 2018. Not only did the Hall of Fame quarterback not give them, the money was withdrawn from the Federal Welfare Fund.
As a result, the Mississippi auditor forced Ferb to return the money with interest. Favre has paid off his $1.1 million, but has yet to pay off $228,000 in interest.
Ferb’s attorney, Bud Holmes, told NBC News that Ferb was interviewed by the FBI in the case. The attorney denied any wrongdoing on Ferb’s part, and Ferb told the outlet he had no idea the money he was paid was diverted from money that was supposed to go to underprivileged families. not accused of committing
Ferb also sought a multi-million dollar grant from the pharmaceutical company, of which he is the largest shareholder, to build a new volleyball stadium at the University of Southern Mississippi, where his daughter was on the team and where elder Ferb played soccer, with 500. I lobbied for a million dollars. at University.
During the scandal, a text message surfaced showing Ferb asking an official at pharmaceutical company Prevacus, “I don’t know if it’s legal, but we need to get him to step in.” The text message purportedly referred to former Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, with Ferb following up with text saying, “Also, if legal, I will transfer some of my stock to the governor.” has been sent.
Bryant denied accepting any payoff in the matter.
“Like I said before, I never get paid for no-show appearances, as Mississippi Auditor @ShadWhite claims. Favre tweeted in 2021“I have done everything I can to assist in this investigation to make things right for the people of Mississippi, and I have shared everything I know. paid for the three years of commercials it did and paid taxes, like I should, money.
“Of course the money was returned because I had no intention of knowingly taking the money to help my neighbor in need, but Shad White made this lie that the money was for a no-show event. I can’t keep quiet about continuing to press Instead, they simply made repeated trips to the media. Prioritizing sensational headlines over seeking the truth is doing a disservice to the people of our great state who deserve answers and solutions.”
Overall, as much as $70 million in federal welfare funds was diverted by states.
Former Director of Human Services, John Davis, pleaded not guilty to bribery and conspiracy charges. Davis was accused by state auditors of making “no-show” deals to numerous family members, associates and celebrities.
My nephew was paid $400,000 for a coding class. The auditor said my nephew can’t code. He received $300,000 for running his fitness bootcamp for elected politicians, according to NBC.
Former professional wrestler Ted DiBiase received $3 million from the welfare fund. Mississippi native Marcus Dupree, who starred in Oklahoma’s Running His Back in the 1980s, was also paid $370,000.
To compound the problem, Mississippi has the highest poverty rate in the nation and is notorious for denying welfare applications from poor families. Citing state figures, NBC said his 90% of applicants for Temporary Assistance for Families in Need (TANF) funds were denied.