Brett DiBiase pleads guilty to one charge related to Mississippi welfare scandal

Former pro wrestler Brett DiBiase has admitted to one count of conspiracy to defraud the government.

The member of the DiBiase family issued a guilty plea on Thursday as it relates to the Mississippi welfare scandal, which also involves his father Ted, and brother Teddy.

The reporting from Anna Wolf at Mississippi Today revealed:

While pleading guilty, federal prosecutors allowed Brett DiBiase to “substantially agree” with the “essential facts” of the bill of information against him, but not the prosecutor’s narrative in its entirety. He did not specify which parts he contested.

The three DiBiases have been accused of receiving $5 million in welfare funds and have been named in a civil suit by the Mississippi Department of Human Services.

Teddy DiBiase (Brett’s brother) has not been formally charged yet.

The only ones to face federal charges so far in relation to the scandal are Brett DiBiase and former welfare director John Davis, who hired Brett.

Mississippi Today adds that Brett`s single conspiracy charge comes with a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

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