Auditor: Brett Favre received welfare money for no-show speeches
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CANTON, OH - AUGUST 06: Brett Favre, former NFL quarterback, poses with his bronze bust during the NFL Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Posted at 2:17 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated2020-05-05 15:17:47-04
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi audit says a nonprofit group used more than $1 million in welfare money to pay former NFL quarterback Brett Favre for multiple speaking engagements — but he did not show up at the events.
The information is in an audit of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, released Monday. Favre is not charged with wrongdoing.
State Auditor Shad White says his staff found $94 million in questionable expenses by Human Services and some nonprofit groups connected to the agency.
A former Human Services director and five other people await trial on charges of misspending money that was supposed to help poor people.