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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Retired NFL player Brett Favre has repaid $600,000 in state welfare money he accepted for speeches where he didn't appear



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Why is he not facing criminal charges for collecting $1,100,000 for speeches he never showed up for?

#1 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-10-28 11:55 AM | Reply

Now throw his miserable red-neck ass in jail.

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-10-28 11:59 AM | Reply

Sorry. No jail here.

Punishment like jail time for fraud is only for the little people ... the hoi polloi.

#3 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-10-28 12:24 PM | Reply

"an extensive fraud scheme"

Fraud is a crime.
Fraud of $600,000 is a felony.

Thoughts and prayers.
Nothing can be done.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-28 12:43 PM | Reply

With all due respect, and I am not a fan of Favre's politics, this is an administrative/contractual issue and largely a result of COVID shutdowns. From what I can tell he didn't do anything wrong as long as he repaid the money, which he did.

#5 | Posted by bocaink at 2021-10-28 12:53 PM | Reply

With all due respect, something stinks in the state of Mississippi.

Favre appears to have been happy to keep the money he received for no-show work until the investigation came knocking on his door.

Multiple other people have been indicted or convicted in this embezzlement scheme.

As an aside, from the NPR article: "Mississippi Community Education Center, operating as Families First for Mississippi, received more than $44 million in government grants from mid-2014 to mid-2018, according to nonprofit tax filings. Amounts spiked to $12.9 million and $26.7 million in the final two years, as Davis outsourced a large portion of Mississippi's Temporary Assistance to Needy Families spending to the group."

Privatization of government operations, once again, proves a ripe area of enrichment for the private sector.

#6 | Posted by truthhurts at 2021-10-28 01:01 PM | Reply

You know what Jenn Sterger has in common with the Minnesota Vikings?

They both got tired of seeing a Brett Farve sack!

#7 | Posted by horstngraben at 2021-10-28 04:23 PM | Reply

Brett Favre: Model -----------.

#8 | Posted by Angrydad at 2021-10-28 05:35 PM | Reply

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