FBI questioning Brett Farve in Welfare payouts in Mississippi. He was paid for speeches canceled with welfare money (he returned it)

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Binman4OSU

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Brett Favre earned nearly $140 million as a star NFL quarterback over two decades and millions more in product endorsements.

But that didn’t stop the state of Mississippi from paying Favre $1.1 million in 2017 and 2018 to make motivational speeches — out of federal welfare funds intended for needy families. The Mississippi state auditor said Favre never gave the speeches and demanded the money back, with interest.


Favre has repaid the fees, although not the $228,000 in interest the auditor also demanded. But the revelation by the auditor that $70 million in TANF welfare funds was doled out to a multimillionaire athlete, a professional wrestler, a horse farm and a volleyball complex are at the heart of a scandal that has rocked the nation’s poorest state, sparking parallel state and federal criminal investigations that have led to charges and guilty pleas involving some of the key players.

Favre hasn’t been accused of a crime or charged, and he declined an interview. His lawyer, Bud Holmes, said he did nothing wrong and never understood he was paid with money intended to help poor children. Holmes acknowledged that the FBI had questioned Favre in the case, a fact that hasn’t previously been reported.
 

UrbanCowboy1

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https://twitter.com/MSNBC/status/1573145640108003328
Jesus H. There's a place in hell for those that have money and would steal from public coffers. And there's an EXTRA special place for those that are in trust of the public goods and use it in this way. How you can look at the poverty in the state of MS and be ok with this?