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Brett Favre pays back $600,000 in Mississippi welfare fraud case, owes more

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After a nightmarish situation unfolded involving Green Bay Packers legendary quarterback Brett Favre, he has now paid back $600,000 in his Mississippi Welfare Fraud Case.

It was discovered in 2020 that the former Packers quarterback was paid nearly $1.1 million in welfare funds in December 2017 and June 2018 for speaking appearances that he did not appear at. He had already paid back the first $500,000.

Per Sports Illustrated, Favre still owes a lot in interest fees before the matter is all settled and done with.

Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre repaid $600,000 in state welfare money this week after previously accepting money for speeches where he didn’t appear as part of a fraud scheme.

According to the Mississippi auditor, Shad White, Favre could still be sued if he does not pay Mississippi the remaining $228,000 in interest that he owes.

That’s quite a haul to owe in interest but it seems as though Favre won’t have a choice.

Via SI, the Packers hall of fame quarterback did note last year that he would never knowingly take money away from those who need it.

He said in a series of tweets last May that he had donated nearly $10 million to “underserved and underprivileged children in Mississippi and Wisconsin” and that he “would certainly never do anything to take away from the children I have fought to help!”

“I love Mississippi and I would never knowingly do anything to take away from those that need it most,” Favre wrote.

Now, the waiting game is on to see if and when the $228,000 in interest is paid off.