Brett Favre to repay $ 1.1 million in federal social assistance funds after Mississippi spending scandal


Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre will repay the $ 1.1 million in federal welfare funds he received from the state of Mississippi a few days later an audit found that tens of millions intended for the state’s poor have instead been spent on lobbyists, concerts and sports tickets.

“Today my office received $ 500,000 from Brett Favre in reimbursement for TANF [Temporary Assistance for Needy Families] the money it was paid by MCEC and a commitment to repay the rest in installments over the next few months… “, said Shad White, Mississippi state auditor, in a statement quoted by CBS Jackson, Mississippi , WJTV affiliate. I want to applaud Mr. Favre for his good faith efforts to make this right and make TANF taxpayers and families whole. “

Monday’s audit found that the Mississippi Department of Social Services donated $ 98 million in welfare funds, most of which came from the TANF program, to two non-profit organizations. These nonprofits have spent the funds on a number of programs that have not really benefited the poor.


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