New report by Anna Wolf Mississippi today Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre claims to have used his political and business ties to raise taxpayer funds for his priority organization.
Favre reportedly takes advantage of “special access” to Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and other powers who have gained millions of dollars for his preferred organization by accessing the state’s welfare fund. Did. Among Favre’s influences were a $ 5 million grant to the new volleyball court at the University of Southern Mississippi and 2.15 million “allegedly stolen funds” from the Mississippi Human Services Department to a Favre-backed pharmaceutical company. The dollar was included.
Favre is also said to have received $ 1.1 million in welfare funding for himself.
But the claim doesn’t just help determine who gets how much money. Favre allegedly offered to give Bryant and non-profit director Nancy New a stake in Prebacus, and he gave these two numbers to help repay the money to be paid to the University of South Mississippi. I was hoping for it.
Throughout the Mississippi welfare scandal being audited, at least $ 8 million has been reported to be associated with Farb’s actions. He has already repaid almost all of the $ 1 million he earned as a spokesman for the Mississippi Family First Program, but it has been reported that he has not repaid more than $ 200,000 in interest on that money. increase.
Bob Anderson, director of human services in Mississippi, has previously said he is awaiting approval from the Attorney General and will formally file a civil suit against Farb and others. Wolf..
Initially, Favre denied knowledge of the misuse of funds, Mississippi today The opposite text message was found.
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In 2018, Jake Van Landingham, owner of Favre’s business partner Prevacus, reportedly sent a text message to Favre to “ask the governor what the rules are for compensating him.”
“Send a group text to the governor and tell him that we want to give him stock but don’t want to bother anyone,” Farb replied in the text.
In addition, Farb allegedly sent a text message to then MDHS director John Davis that he and New could help Farb reward the University of South Mississippi.
“We value your Brett and are always willing to work with you. I didn’t think I was sticking out as much as helping a friend or more if I needed treatment. “Davis sent back a text message.
There is also an additional text message indicating that Farb is allegedly complicating all these claims. This includes purchasing the Davis Ford F-150 Raptor and trying to get Prebacus to fund the Mississippi Southern University to acquire a stake.
Favre’s goal was to increase his personal wealth.
“Call me crazy, but my goal is to bring 20 million home when it’s all told,” Farb reportedly sent a text message to Van Landingham. increase.
This report is just the first part of Mississippi todayA survey of Governor Bryant’s role in the “Back Channel” series, “The Largest Embezzlement Plan in State History.”