Mississippi fires attorney investigating welfare fraud case

Mississippi fires attorney investigating welfare fraud case

The state welfare division has fired Brad Pigott, the former U.S. attorney it contracted to claw back thousands and thousands in misspent federal cash from dozens of people today in Mississippi’s sprawling welfare scandal.

The termination will come about a 7 days soon after Pigott submitted a subpoena on the University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Foundation for its communication with many noteworthy people, such as former Gov. Phil Bryant, to get to the base of why it been given $5 million in welfare resources to construct a volleyball stadium.

“All I did, and I imagine all that brought about me to be terminated from representing the division or having something to do with the litigation, was to test to get the reality about all of that,” Pigott informed Mississippi Right now hours immediately after his firing on Friday. “People are heading to go to jail more than this, at minimum the condition need to be ready to find out the real truth of what occurred.”

Attorney Brad Pigott is shown in this 2016 photo.

It is unclear how Pigott’s termination will affect the welfare agency’s civil lawsuit, which promised to probe players in the welfare plan and response queries that present prison proceedings wouldn’t. Just last week, Pigott had scheduled depositions with key players in the plan, including former NFL quarterback Brett Favre.

Pigott stated he was not given a cause for his termination, but that Mississippi Office of Human Solutions officials told him it was not related to the excellent of his authorized work.