Former Governor Phil Bryant subpoenaed in welfare scandal

Former Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant is facing a subpoena related to his communications with Brett Favre.

The NFL Hall of Famer is caught up in a civil suit with an alleged multimillion-dollar welfare fraud scandal.

Attorneys for the defendant, Austin Smith, say they want to see communications between the former governor and athlete.

The state is suing Smith for the return of more than $425,000.

Smith is the nephew of John Davis, the former Mississippi Department of Human Services director, who has already pleaded guilty to state and federal charges related to the welfare scandal.

The state is accusing Favre of pressuring a company in which he was invested to seek nonprofit money.

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