Brett Favre continues to not repay what he owes to the state of Mississippi.
The former Green Bay Packers quarterback was one of several recipients of letters from the Mississippi auditor’s office demanding repayment of funds received from the federal government’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, according to Mississippi Today’s Anna Wolfe.
For his part, Favre reportedly received $1.1 million of those funds for appearances he didn’t make. Favre immediately paid back $500,000 and agreed to give the rest back in installments, but Mississippi said it was still waiting for that $600,000 a year later.
Now the threats have come out as a civil lawsuit will be headed his way if he doesn’t pay $828,000, which represents the money owed plus some hefty interest.
Part of the letter, from Mississippi Today:
“The sum demanded represents illegal expenditures of public funds made to you or to entities or combines for which you are legally obligated to pay and/or the unlawful dispositions of public property, including public funds, made with you or with entities or combines for which you are legally responsible to pay,” the letter reads. “These illegal expenditures and unlawful dispositions were made when you knew or had reason to know through the exercise of reasonable diligence that the expenditures were illegal and/or the dispositions were unlawful.”
Favre isn’t facing any criminal charges, but if he doesn’t repay the money within 30 days he will face a civil lawsuit, as will Favre Enterprises.
Favre has maintained that he was unaware the funds were given illegally when he accepted them.