Brett Favre repays Miss. $600K for no-show speaking events
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - NFL giant Brett Favre has paid a big chunk of his debt to Mississippi, the auditor says.
State Auditor Shad White says his office has “recovered $600,000 from representatives of Brett Favre this week.”
The $600,000 covers money Favre received from Mississippi for multiple speaking events where he never showed up.
The discrepancy popped up from a Department of Human Services audit over misspent TANF funds, the largest embezzlement scheme in state history.
The lump-sum comes weeks after the auditor’s office demanded all businesses to pay up within 30 days.
The office’s demand letter to Favre was for $828,000 which included interest.
The auditor said the next step would be for the attorney general’s office to decide if they will attempt to recover the remaining interest via a civil suit.
Copyright 2021 WLBT. All rights reserved.