Brett Favre allegedly raided his own charitable foundation to fund an athletic club at his alma mater in Mississippi.
The former Packers quarterback is accused of receiving $5 million in welfare funds to build a new volleyball gym for his daughter at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Court documents show he’s being accused of plundering his own charity for needy kids to finance the U. of Southern Mississippi’s athletic club.
According to the Daily Beast, Favre took $130,000 in donations made to his nonprofit for “disadvantaged children” and funneled the cash to the athletic club.
According to court documents, Favre allegedly persuaded Nancy News, the owner of a nonprofit educational center, to donate millions in federal money to a biotech firm Prevacus and a corporate affiliate, of which Favre was a major backer.
Favre also received $1.1 million from the center for speeches he never gave.
Favre repaid the speaking fees, but he still owes $228,000 in interest, according to Yahoo! News.
Favre, 52, is caught in the largest public funds corruption scandal in Mississippi history. Six officials were arrested in February and charged with misspending $77 million in public funds.
Three people have already pled guilty, including Nancy New and John Davis, the former director of a welfare agency. Davis was sentenced to 32 years in prison on the state charges.
Davis is currently on house arrest awaiting his federal sentencing on Feb. 2, 2023. He faces a maximum of 15 years in prison on the fed charges.
Nancy New and her son Zachary New pled guilty to federal and state charges and are awaiting sentencing.
Favre has not been charged in the welfare scandal.