Update On Welfare Scandal Involving Ex-WWE Stars Ted DiBiase & Ted DiBiase Jr

Ted DiBiase is inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his son's Ted Jr and Brett

Legal drama continues to surround WWE Hall of Famer Ted DiBiase and two of his sons.

On March 20th it came to light that Christi Webb had become the seventh defendant in Mississippi’s $77 million welfare scandal. Webb, a former Tupelo nonprofit operator, pleaded guilty to one federal charge of theft concerning federal funds on March 16th.

Court documents state that Webb directed $1.1 million to companies owned by Ted DiBiase Jr. The second-generation wrestler is the son of WWE Hall of Famer the “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase and spent six years with WWE from 2007 to 2013.

It is important to note that DiBiase Jr has not been charged with a crime.

The news comes after Brett DiBiase pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States in U.S. District Court earlier in 2023. Brett had already pleaded guilty to other charges related to the scandal back in late 2020.

State officials say Ted DiBiase Sr. also received millions in TANF funds for his Christian ministry. However, officials have neither accused nor charged him with a crime.

DiBiase and his sons were named in a civil lawsuit brought by the Mississippi Department of Human Services in May 2022 in an effort to recover millions of dollars in misused funds.

Ted DiBiase Scandal Lands Brett Favre In Dispute With Pat McAfee

In recent weeks the scandal involving Ted DiBiase has caught the attention of wrestling fans once again, thanks to Brett Favre. The former Green Bay Packers star threatened to sue popular WWE announcer and media personality Pat McAfee for comments made on his YouTube show about the legal battle.

Speaking about the legal challenge in February, McAfee was in a defiant mood, telling Favre he’ll see him in court.