An auditor has reached its conclusion in one of the biggest embezzlement schemes in Mississippi.
Heart of David Ministries, which is controlled by Ted DiBiase along with Ted DiBiase Jr. and Brett DiBiase are being ordered to repay millions after an audit revealed misspent TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) money.
In total, State Auditor Shad White’s office served demands for more than $77 million.
The following demands were made to vendors regarding the illegal spending:
• Austin Smith: $378,791
• Brett DiBiase: $225,950
• Favre Enterprises, along with Brett Favre and Robert Culumber: $828,000
• Heart of David Ministries, controlled by Ted DiBiase, Sr.: $722,299
• JTS Enterprises and Transformational Ventures, controlled by Brian Jeff Smith: $674,715
• The Marcus Dupree Foundation, controlled by Marcus Dupree: $789,534
• Nancy New: $2,589 (for payments received from FRC)
• NCC Ventures, controlled by Nicholas Coughlin: $237,915
• Ted Dibiase, Jr.: $3.903 million
• Warren Washington Issaquena Sharkey Community Action Agency, along with agency leaders Jan Vaughn, Jannis Williams, Janice Jelks, and Delinda Robinson: $75,261
• Zach New: $74,118 (for payments received from FRC)
The office als issued a demand to former Department of Human Services (DHS) Executive Director John Davis for $96.313 million – which includes interest – for his role authorizing over $77 million in illegal TANF spending.
You can view the full story on the audit by clicking here.