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Brett Favre Unlikely Invoke Fifth Amendment in Welfare Case

Jul 7, 2023

Attorneys for Brett Favre again claimed the Hall of Fame quarterback “has done nothing wrong” for his alleged role in a scheme involving millions of illegally diverted federal welfare funds.

But there was a new wrinkle in the latest filing as part of a Mississippi civil case where Favre is among more than 40 defendants: Favre “does not intend to invoke the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination” in the case.

“Favre is playing a very dangerous game,” Matt Tympanick, a veteran federal criminal defense attorney, told Front Office Sports. “Though his statements made during these proceedings cannot come as direct evidence in a potential criminal case, they could come as impeachment evidence if Favre were to take the stand.”

Source: Front Office Sports

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