According to the report, Brett Favre has paid $600,000.00 in state welfare money that he received for speeches he did not give. Associated Press. The state attorney general can sue Favre if he fails to pay the interest. Auditor Shad White claims that Favre paid $600,000. However, White sent Favre a letter asking for $828,000 in October 12. This is the $600,000. It also includes the $228,000 interest.
White stated that the $228,000 is a reasonable amount. “If he does not pay that within 30 days of our demand, the AG will be responsible for enforcing the payment of the interest in court.”Favre isn’t facing criminal charges, but others have been charged in one the largest embezzlement cases in Mississippi. In early 2020, John Davis, former director of Mississippi Department of Human Services, and five other people were arrested on charges of mispending.
White claimed that Favre had paid $500,00 of the $1.1million in welfare money he received to pay for the speeches. Favre was paid $1.1 million by the Mississippi Community Education Center. Its former leader is currently in custody. Favre shared the news via social media.
“My agent is often approached by different products and brands for me to appear in one way or another,” Favre wrote. “This request was no different, and I did numerous ads for Families First. I have never received monies for obligations I didn’t meet. 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.
I have spent my entire career helping children through Favre 4 Hope donating nearly $10 million to underserved and underprivileged children in Mississippi and Wisconsin. It has brought a ton of joy to my life, and I would certainly never do anything to take away from the children I have fought to help! I love Mississippi and I would never knowingly do anything to take away from those that need it most.”Favre played from 1993 through 2007 for the Packers. Favre also played for the New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings, and then retired in 2010. Favre led the Packers in 1996 to victory and was awarded MVP three times.