A multi-million dollar embezzlement scheme involving the Mississippi Department of Human Services is being called the biggest of its kind in state history.
Perhaps the biggest NFL quarterback to emerge from this state is linked to that gross amount of federal misspending.
According to State Auditor Shad White, Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre collected $1.1 million for multiple speaking engagements for which he did not attend.
The audit says Favre Enterprises was paid sums of $500,000 in December 2017 and $600,000 in June of 2018 and was supposed to make speeches for at least three events.
Overall, the state auditor says his employees identified $94 million in questionable spending by the agency, considered to be “the most egregious misspending my staff has seen in their careers.”
An alum of Southern Miss and Hancock High School, Favre is not facing any criminal charges and has yet to release any kind of statement on the case.
Favre retired from the NFL in 2010.