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WWE Hall of Fame “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase and his two sons, Ted DiBiase Jr. and Brett Divias, order to repay millions of dollars in a misappropriated welfare fund in Mississippi Was done.

I remembered that members of the DiBiase family were involved in scandals in 2019 and 2020 after it was revealed that more than $ 77 million in the TANF (Temporary Assistance for Poor Family) fund was abused in Mississippi. The plan to scam the Mississippi Human Services Department is called the biggest embezzlement case in state history. Brett pleads guilty We will charge back in December.you can click here For a previous report containing details on how Ted and his son were associated with the scandal.

This week, the office of Mississippi auditor Shad White announced that several vendors had been ordered to repay their lost welfare money.

“Two years ago, my office audited the DHS,” White said. “After two years of work, we found tens of millions of dollars in payment errors. These findings were confirmed this month by an independent forensic audit commissioned by DHS. Taxpayers lost us. It’s time to get back what you’ve got. “

Brett was ordered to repay $ 225,950 and Ted Jr. was ordered to repay $ 39.03 million. TedSr. The Heart of David Ministries, managed by, was ordered to repay $ 722,299.

It was noted that the state Attorney General’s office is responsible for enforcing the request in court if the requested amount is not repaid within 30 days. The request is civil, not criminal, and civil request does not imply criminal liability.

Below is a complete press release issued by White’s office this week.

Auditor demands repayment of lost welfare money

Multiple audits confirm that millions of dollars for the poor have been illegally spent

Jackson, Mississippi-Shad White’s office, state auditor, has today responded to a request for more than $ 77 million in TANF (Temporary Assistance for Poor Families) funding. Individuals who approve illegal spending, such as John Davis, former Managing Director of the Human Services Division (DHS), along with vendors who were paid for them but failed to perform all the work required for the contract. I received the request.

“Two years ago, my office audited the DHS,” White said. “After two years of work, we found tens of millions of dollars in payment errors. These findings were confirmed this month by an independent forensic audit commissioned by DHS. Taxpayers lost us. It’s time to get back what you’ve got. “

A DHS court audit conducted by an independent external CPA company in Maryland released its findings on October 1. “Before human services reach a final conclusion about who will repay what money,” White said. “These partners have been waiting for this forensic audit. Now that it’s complete, we’re in a position to demand the return of the illegally used welfare fund to the state.”

The Audit & Supervisory Board has issued Davis a $ 96.313 million claim, including interest, for his role in approving over $ 77 million in illegal TANF spending.

Two nonprofits, the Mississippi Community Education Center (MCEC) and the Family Resource Center (FRC), have misused or improperly distributed a portion of $ 77 million. That is, the vendor eventually misused the money for a nonprofit organization. As a result, MCEC’s board and leadership (Nancy New, Zack New, Jess New, Brian Bledsoe, Susan Floyd, Virgil “Buddy” Strickland, Vesprifoy) met demand of $ 68,159,000. FRC’s board of directors and leadership (Christy Webb, Jerry Bailey, Debbie Pickens, Jimmy Pappas, Amanda Angle, Steven Blaylock) have met demand of $ 15.549 million.

The auditor received a portion of the $ 77 million welfare spending, but made additional requests to vendors who did not fully meet the terms and conditions.

• Austin Smith: $ 378,791

• Brett DiBiase: $ 225,950

• Favre Enterprises, Brett Favre and Robert Culumber: $ 828,000

• Ted Diviase, Sr.Heart of David Ministries managed by: $ 722,299

• JTS Enterprises and Transformational Ventures managed by Brian Jeff Smith: $ 674,715

• Marcus Dupley Foundation managed by Marcus Dupley: $ 789,534

• Nancy New: $ 2,589 (for payments received from the FRC)

• NCC Ventures managed by Nicholas Cofflin: $ 237,915

• Ted DiBiase Jr .: $ 39.03 million

• Warren Washington Isakena Sharkey Community Action Agency, Agency Leaders Janice Williams, Janice Gelks, Delinda Robinson: $ 75,261

• ZachNew: $ 74,118 (for payments received from FRC)

Former DHS Deputy Director Jacob Black has also been asked for $ 1,824 for unlicensed first-class air travel.

These board members, non-profit executives, and individuals are jointly and individually responsible for their requests. This means that an individual shares responsibility with John Davis to repay a portion of the full amount.

If the requested amount is not repaid within 30 days, the Attorney General’s Office is responsible for enforcing the request in court. These demands are civil in nature, not criminal. Civil demands do not imply criminal liability.

“We are grateful to DHS Director Bob Anderson for working with the Attorney General’s Office to hire a lawyer to recover these funds. These demands serve as the next step in the recovery process. If the Attorney General believes that more money is wasted than the amount specified in these requests, we are ready to help them investigate if necessary. “White said. “More requests are possible.”

At this time, the Mississippi Audit Office does not comment on current criminal investigations or proceedings.

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