State Auditor Shad White has released the following statement:
“Today my office has received $500,000 from Brett Favre in repayment for TANF money he was paid through MCEC and a commitment to repay the remainder in installments over the next few months. The money will be held in our clearing account for a period and then be sent, in full, to the Mississippi Department of Human Services to be used for TANF-appropriate expenditures. I want to applaud Mr. Favre for his good faith effort to make this right and make the taxpayers and TANF families whole. To date, we have seen no records indicating Mr. Favre knew that TANF was the program that served as the source of the money he was paid.”
It was discovered that Farve received funds from Mississippi Department of Human Services in exchange for appearances that he did not make it to. The find was made during the State Auditor’s annual audit of the department. The findings of which were released earlier this week.