Brett Favre mentioned in multimillion-dollar embezzlement scheme in Mississippi, faces no criminal charges

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Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre was mentioned in a Mississippi audit in which the state alleged that a nonprofit group caught in an embezzlement scheme used federal money to pay the former player more than $1 million for speaking engagements in which he was not present at the events.

Shad White, the Mississippi state auditor, said his team identified $94 million in questionable spending by the Mississippi Department of Human Services, including payments for sports activities that appear to have no clear connection to help those in need throughout the state.

“If there was a way to misspend money, it seems DHS leadership or their grantees thought of it and tried it,” White said Monday, adding that the audit “shows the most egregious misspending my staff have seen in their careers.”