Brett Favre The Mississippi Department of Human Services on Monday sued retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre along with several other people and businesses to try to recover millions of misspent welfare dollars that were intended to help some of the poorest people in the U.S. Xxx 0807 Clemson Practice 28 Jpg S Bbc Usa Sc

Now we know why Brett Favre’s lawyers wanted a delay in the Mississippi welfare case. Reports emerged on Thursday that he refuses to turn in certain information pertaining to the case.

Favre has refused to turn over his tax information and other important documents as evidence in this case.

Mississippi Department of Human Services issued a statement, which Front Office Sports picked up.

“MDHS has propounded a total of twenty-seven requests for production to Favre,” MDHS lawyers wrote in the Monday filing. “Favre has raised multiple objections to every request.”

MDHS subpoenaed texts and emails Favre had exchanged with the other people who were involved in this case.

The tax filings requested by MDHS connect Favre to about $8 million allegedly sourced from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds between 2017 and 2020.

“Favre’s tax returns are relevant and probative to both MDHS’s claims and Favre’s defenses,” MDHS lawyers wrote. “MDHS and Favre dispute whether Favre agreed to fund the construction of the volleyball facility prior to his signing a written pledge. The amounts Favre paid towards the construction of the facility — which presumably would be reflected on his tax returns — are relevant to that dispute. The tax return also may contain relevant information regarding payments Favre made to or received from any defendant.”

Favre continues to deny these allegations, and his lawyers call the filing by MDHS “overly broad, unduly burdensome and harassing,”

One of the few documents that Favre submitted to MDHS, according to them, was full of “redactions that often made it impossible to identify the sender and/or the recipient of the document.”

In this case, Favre is expected to give his deposition two months from now.


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