Ted DiBiase Sr. always said everybody has a price. Now, a new report suggests he's received $2.1 million of welfare funds for his religious non-profit organization, Heart of David Ministries.
The Clarion-Ledger reported this amount received by DiBiase, whose son, Brett DiBiase, was recently indicted for embezzlement.
Heart of David ministries received $271,000 in welfare money in 2017 the year Brett was hired as a senior official at the Mississippi Department of Human Services by former director John Davis, who was also indicted for embezzlement. Brett was reportedly given a $95,000 salary despite no clear qualifications for the position and used $48,000 on rehab for his drug addiction.
Heart of David Ministries reported its grant money was spent on “general church speaking engagements, religious conferences, school assemblies, and wrestling events,” but the group did not file any tax documents with the IRS the past two years, according to the reports.
The state of Mississippi denied more than 98 percent of individual welfare applicants while giving more than $2 million to DiBiase’s foundation.
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