Brett Favre Repays $600K In Welfare Fraud Scheme

The New York Times reports:

Brett Favre, the Hall of Fame quarterback who was raised in Mississippi, this week paid the state back $600,000 that he owed after he improperly received welfare money as part of an extensive fraud scheme, according to the state auditor’s office. But Mr. Favre could still be sued if he does not pay the state the remaining $228,000 in interest that he owes, the auditor, Shad White, said.

Two weeks ago, Mr. White issued a demand to Mr. Favre for $828,000, saying it was the outstanding balance that he owed after he was improperly paid $1.1 million in welfare funds in December 2017 and June 2018. Mr. Favre received the money from the Mississippi Community Education Center, a nonprofit organization, in speaking fees for appearances that he never made, Mr. White said.

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