The lawyer investigating the Mississippi fraud case that involves the likes of Brett Favre has been fired.
Mississippi Today dropped that news this week.
“As reported by Mississippi Today, the state’s welfare department has fired attorney Brad Pigott, who was hired to get to the bottom of the scandal. The firing happened roughly a week after he sent a subpoena to the University of Southern Mississippi aimed at exploring why and how the school received $5 million in welfare funds to build a volleyball stadium,” the report states.
J. Brad Pigott was fired from the Mississippi Department of Human Services on Friday after issuing a subpoena to see where millions of misused welfare funds had gone.
“All I did, and I believe all that caused me to be terminated from representing the department or having anything to do with the litigation, was to try to get the truth about all of that,” Pigott told Mississippi Today. “People are going to go to jail over this, at least the state should be willing to find out the truth of what happened.”
Part of the subpoena Pigott filed looked into a $ 5 million check that went toward the construction of a volleyball facility at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2018. He told the Times that Favre had agreed to donate $5 million for the building’s construction.
Favre was reportedly paid $1.1 million to attend a speaking event he never attended, and although he has since paid it back, state auditors are still after $228,000 from accrued interest.
In addition, $1.7 million in welfare money was given to a pharmaceutical company Favre invested in.
The lawyer may be fired but this scandal is far from over.