March 29, 2023

The director of a Mississippi nonprofit organization has pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing government funds intended to help needy families in one of the poorest states in the U.S. Christi Webb appeared Thursday before U.S. District Judge Car…

ByMICHAEL GOLDBERG Associated Press/Report for America

JACKSON, Miss. — The director of a Mississippi nonprofit organization pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to stealing government funds intended to help needy families in one of the poorest states in the U.S., court documents show.

Christi Webb, director of the north Mississippi-based Family Resource Center, appeared before U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves in Jackson. Court documents show Webb pleaded guilty to charges that could send her to prison for up to 10 years.

The federal charges stem from a welfare scandal that has ensnared high-profile figures, including retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre, who lives in Mississippi.

John Davis, who was Mississippi Department of Human Services executive director from 2016 to mid-2019, pleaded guilty last September to state and federal charges tied to misspending money through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. He has not yet been sentenced.

The Mississippi Department of Human Services last year filed a civil lawsuit to try to recover the millions of dollars of misspent welfare money. Webb and the Family Resource Center of North Mississippi are among those being sued. Favre has not faced criminal charges but is one of more than three dozen defendants in the civil lawsuit.

Nancy New and Zachary New, a mother and son who ran another nonprofit organization and an education company, pleaded guilty in April 2022 to state charges of misusing welfare money, including on lavish gifts such as first-class airfare for Davis. The News’ organization also funneled welfare money to be used on drug rehab for Brett DiBiase, a former pro wrestler and friend of Davis who has pleaded guilty to state and federal fraud charges.

Welfare money helped fund pet projects of the wealthy, including $5 million for a volleyball arena that Favre supported at his alma mater, the University of Southern Mississippi, the state auditor said. Favre’s daughter played volleyball at the school starting in 2017.

A sentencing hearing for Webb has been set for June 16.


Michael Goldberg is a corps member for the Associated Press/Report for America Statehouse News Initiative. Report for America is a nonprofit national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on undercovered issues. Follow him on Twitter at

match masters free boosters and free coins the techie king
clash of clans online generator free gems gold firefox add ons
dragon city hack gems 99999 no human verification servicenow
unlimited cheat free family island rubies generator 2023 new
real free diamonds generator get free diamonds for hay day
download get free diamond litmatch apk for android apk4k
cheat codes myths of moonrise for android and ios
cheat gardenscapes prank apk download 2023 free 9apps
evony mod apk v4 39 0 download unlimited gems apkspure
dice dreams free rolls collect daily gifts and rewards md
cash coins lives project makeover help center
mod tango diamonds and gifts unlimited coins tips apkpure
beach buggy racing cheats free beach buggy racing generator
free stumble guys gems generator instant hack updated 2023
1000 coins free tiktok coins generator 2023
latest updates stumble guys free gems generator
tiktok coins 2023 what are they how to get free coins
amazon promo code today working free gift card codes list
free amazon com gift card in 2022 prizerebel
earn free amazon gift cards in 2023 idle empire
score free amazon gift cards 7 easy ways creditcardgenius
40 free amazon gift card codes followchain
guaranteed free codes amazon gift card generator 2023
best amazon gift card deal ł6 free when you top up balance uk
amazon gift card codes free today 2023 working 100 amazon
get coins for tik tok live apk android app free download
how do you get tiktok coins for free 2023
how to get free tiktok coins in 2023 tecnoguias
tiktok mod apk v28 2 2 unlimited coins 2022 kingmodapk net

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *