In 2020, Green Bay Packers legend Brett Favre was accused of receiving $1.1 million for speaking engagements he didn’t actually attend. On Wednesday, the NFL world received an update on this situation.
Mississippi auditor Shad White said Favre paid $600,000 to the auditor’s office this week. Earlier this month, White reportedly sent Favre a letter demanding $828,000.
Although Favre already paid off $600,000, he still owes White $228,000 in interest. If he doesn’t pay White that money within the next 30 days, this situation could get even messier.
“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,” White said.
Brett Favre repays $600,000 in Mississippi welfare fraud case, but he still owes more https://t.co/wj3w3rKBjl
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 28, 2021
Favre isn’t facing criminal chargers for his actions, but Mississippi Department of Human Services director John Davis and others have been charged in one of the largest embezzlement cases in Mississippi.
It’s worth noting that Favre said he was unaware the $1.1 million he received came from welfare fund. White, meanwhile, is hell-bent on organizations repaying misspent welfare money.
White on Oct. 12 demanded that several people and organizations repay $77 million in misspent welfare money intended to help people in one of the poorest states in the nation. With interest, the demand jumped to $96 million. That included money sought from Favre.
Only time will tell if White’s demands come to fruition.
As for Favre, he has 30 days to pay off the $228,000 in interest.