Brett Favre Must Repay $1.1 Million for Appearances He Did Not Make

The Mississippi Community Education Center paid Brett Enterprises a total of $1.1 million for appearances and people engagement which he did not make.
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A statement made by Mississippi State auditor on Wednesday, made it clear that the Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre wasn’t involved in the welfare fraud. However, he must repay the fine of $1.1 million back to the state.

The 50 years old Brett did not make the public appearances that he was supposed to. Rather than investing the money for those in need, the money was inappropriately spent by public officials.

According to the auditor, Brett will have to repay the state of Mississippi $1.1 million.

Shad White, the state auditor also confirmed that Brett had already made a payment of $500,000 on Wednesday itself. He has agreed to make the remaining payment in instalments. This will be done in the next few months.

As per the remarks made by Mr. Favre, it is believed that he had no clue that the payments were from the non-profit Mississippi Community Education Centre. And, he also did not know that the payments had been funded with federal welfare grants. These payments were made in December 2017 and June 2018.

While Mr. Favre has not been charged for any crime regarding the scam, the non-profit has been booked for fraud scheme. This involves welfare aid. Mr. White along with his team was able to uncover the fraud in a year-end audit. After the discovery of the same, there have been criminal charges pressed against six people. The list of defaulters includes the former director of Mississippi’s welfare agency along with his three officials.

This was not it. In the same audit, the team also uncovered around $94 million in expenditures from TANF. TANF is the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

Shad White stated, “I want to applaud Mr. Favre for his good faith effort to make this right and make the taxpayers and TANF families whole.”

Mr. White also deemed, “To date, we have seen no records indicating Mr. Favre knew that TANF was the program that served as the source of the money he was paid.”

A statement made by Mississippi State auditor on Wednesday, made it clear that the Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre wasn’t involved in the welfare fraud. However, he must repay the fine of $1.1 million back to the state.

The 50 years old Brett did not make the public appearances that he was supposed to. Rather than investing the money for those in need, the money was inappropriately spent by public officials.

According to the auditor, Brett will have to repay the state of Mississippi $1.1 million.

Shad White, the state auditor also confirmed that Brett had already made a payment of $500,000 on Wednesday itself. He has agreed to make the remaining payment in instalments. This will be done in the next few months.

As per the remarks made by Mr. Favre, it is believed that he had no clue that the payments were from the non-profit Mississippi Community Education Centre. And, he also did not know that the payments had been funded with federal welfare grants. These payments were made in December 2017 and June 2018.

While Mr. Favre has not been charged for any crime regarding the scam, the non-profit has been booked for a fraud scheme. This involves welfare aid. Mr. White along with his team was able to uncover the fraud in a year-end audit. After the discovery of the same, there have been criminal charges pressed against six people. The list of defaulters includes the former director of Mississippi’s welfare agency along with his three officials.

This was not it. In the same audit, the team also uncovered around $94 million in expenditures from TANF. TANF is the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

Shad White stated, “I want to applaud Mr. Favre for his good faith effort to make this right and make the taxpayers and TANF families whole.”

Mr. White also deemed, “To date, we have seen no records indicating Mr. Favre knew that TANF was the program that served as the source of the money he was paid.”

Mr. Favre also tweeted on Wednesday explaining his side. He wrote, “To reiterate Auditors White’s statement, I was unaware that the money being dispersed was paid for out of funds not intended for that purpose, and because of that I am refunding the full amount back to Mississippi.”

Mr. Favre also tweeted on Wednesday explaining his side. He wrote, “To reiterate Auditors White’s statement, I was unaware that the money being dispersed was paid for out of funds not intended for that purpose, and because of that I am refunding the full amount back to Mississippi.”

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