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Hall-of-Fame QB still owes nearly $1 million from welfare fraud scheme, according to a new report

Hall-of-Fame QB still owes nearly $1 million from welfare fraud scheme, according to a new report

Brett Favre, a Hall-of-Fame quarterback, has legal problems ahead of him.

He was arrested over a welfare fraud scheme in his home state of Mississippi more than systified.

Favre, according to The Washington Post, allegedly received more than $1 million for speaking engagements for which he did not attend. Despite claiming he did nothing wrong and calling the accusations ridiculous, Favre agreed to repay $1.1 million in welfare money.

According to the Mississippi Free Press, Favre still must return $828,000 he received from welfare funds that should have gone to needy families.

Shad White, the Mississippi State Auditor for the state, said Favre must repay the money within 30 days or face a civil lawsuit.

Favre is accused of participating in the most extensive welfare fraud scheme in state history.

White claimed Favre accepted the money for speaking engagements for Families First For Mississippi, one of the non-profits involved in the alleged scheme, which he never attended. The football star has claimed he did not know the funds were illegal when assessing them.

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Favre retired from the NFL in 2011 after a 20-year career, most of which he spent with the Green Bay Packers, for whom. fvre won three NFL MVP awards and Super Bowl XXI.

Favre spent the 2008 season with the New York Jets, where he struggled due to an arm injury, before returning to Green Bay. Favre finished his career with two seasons on the Minnesota Vikings. Favre was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.

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Mike Rosenstein can be reached at mrosenstein@njadvancemedia.com.

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