Brett Favre probed in Mississippi welfare fraud scam

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State and federal officials have been looking into a welfare fraud scandal in Mississippi for almost two years. The future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre is becoming more and more important

to the scandal. According to an exclusive NBC News report by Ken Dilanian and Laura Strickler, the state of Mississippi paid Favre $1.1 million between 2017 and 2018 for motivational talks

he allegedly never gave, and the money came from federal assistance dollars in the poorest state in the United States. Those details have already been made public, but the NBC News report

has an exclusive: Favre was recently questioned by the FBI about the incident.The fees were returned to Mississippi, but not the $228,000 in interest requested by the state auditor.

No criminal charges have been brought against Favre, and his attorney, Bud Holmes, has stated that his client did nothing wrong and had no idea that the money for his speaking fees originated

from the federal assistance programme. In a string of tweets from last October, Favre argued for this same point. Mississippi Today obtained text exchanges in April between Favre and former governor

Phil Bryant, revealing that Bryant attempted to secure more of that cash to assist Favre with supporting a new pharmaceutical endeavor. Favre's tweets appear to refer to State Auditor Shad White,

who was appointed by Bryant and served as Bryant's campaign manager. Prosecutors believe that New and Davis, the ex-director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, 

New York allegedly funnelled $2.15 million to Prevacus. They were both arrested. Favre played at Southern Mississippi his daughter played volleyball there, so he wanted to donate $5 million.

State and federal officials have been looking into a welfare fraud scandal in Mississippi for almost two years. The future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre is becoming more and more important

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