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Favre Welfare Case Hold-Up? “AG’s Office Has Not Expressed Interest In Pursuing”

Nov 27, 2023

Nearly four years ago, Mississippi State Auditor Shad White stood next to Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens to announce the first arrests in what became known as the Mississippi welfare scandal.

Several other charges — even a handful from the Justice Department — followed, but there’s been one agency that has remained almost entirely hands-off: the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office led by Lynn Fitch.

Fitch, whose spokesperson did not respond to Front Office Sports for this story, tapped outside law firms to handle the lawsuit that seeks to recover more than $77 million from 47 defendants, including Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre. Her office also hasn’t criminally charged anyone connected to the misuse of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds.

“We turned over our entire evidence file to the Attorney General long ago because their prosecutors have jurisdiction,” White told FOS. “We did the same for the federal prosecutors. The AG’s office has not expressed interest to me in pursuing the case so far.”

Source: Front Office Sports

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