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Ted Dibiase and his sons ordered to repay millions of misspent welfare money to the state of Mississippi

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Brett Dibiase, son of the “Million Dollar Man” Ted Dibiase, was arrested along with five other people in February 2020 as part of an embezzlement scheme regarding welfare funds from the state of Mississippi.

Brett was hired as deputy administrator at the Mississippi Department of Human Services in 2017. State Auditor Shad White issued letters demanding repayment for misspent welfare dollars.

Per state records, Dibiase Sr.’s non-profit organization, Heart of David Ministry, had received $2.1 million in welfare money from the state.

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It was reported this week by Mississippi Today that the other names who owed money to the state include former NFL quarterback Brett Favre as he needs to pay $800,000 that he received for speaking engagements that he did not attend.

Former WWE star Ted DiBiase Jr. must return $3.9 million after the money he got as a motivational speaker for the welfare agency, plus interest. As for Ted Dibiase Sr., he is asked to repay the $722,299 that his Christian ministry received. Finally, Brett is being asked to repay $225,950.