EXPLAINER: Favre, other sports figures in welfare fraud case


              FILE - John Davis, former director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, leaves the Thad Cochran United States Courthouse in Jackson, Miss., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. Mississippi's largest public corruption case, in which tens of millions of dollars earmarked for needy families was misspent, involves a number of sports figures with ties to the state — including NFL royalty Brett Favre and a famous former pro wrestler. At the center, though, is the former head of the state's Department of Human Services, John Davis, who pleaded guilty on Sept. 22 to federal counts of conspiracy and theft and state counts of conspiracy and fraud against the government (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
            
              FILE - Marcus Dupree speaks at a press conference announcing his and five others induction into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Museum in Jackson, Miss., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. Mississippi's largest public corruption case in state history, in which tens of millions of dollars earmarked for needy families was misspent, involves a number of sports figures with ties to the state. The president of the nonprofit Marcus Dupree Foundation, Marcus Dupree, was a “celebrity endorser” and “motivational speaker” for the main two nonprofits involved in the scandal. (Elijah Baylis/The Clarion-Ledger via AP, File)
            
              FILE - In this March 27, 2010, file photo, WWE Superstar Ted DiBiase Jr., left, with brother Brett DiBiase, right, induct their father "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase into the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame at the Ceremony in Phoenix, Ariz. Mississippi’s largest public corruption case in state history involves tens of millions of misspent dollars earmarked for needy families. The civil lawsuit involves a number of sports figures with ties to the state, including Ted DiBiase and sons Teddy and Brett. (Rick Scuteri/AP Images for WWE, File)
            
              FILE - Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre speaks with reporters prior to his induction to the Mississippi Hall of Fame in Jackson, Miss., Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Mississippi's largest public corruption case in state history, in which tens of millions of dollars earmarked for needy families was misspent, involves a number of sports figures with ties to the state — including NFL royalty Brett Favre and a famous former pro wrestler. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
EXPLAINER: Favre, other sports figures in welfare fraud case