(AP) – Mississippi’s state auditor says at least $4 million in federal welfare money was stolen by the former head of the state welfare agency and others in nation’s poorest state.
Indictments issued Wednesday state $48,000 paid for a luxury drug rehabilitation program for a former pro wrestler. Investigators say a politically-connected nonprofit administrator and her son took more than $4 million.
It may be the largest public embezzlement case in Mississippi history by dollar value. Republican Auditor Shad White says an investigation continues.