Ex-Mississippi governor faces new subpoena in welfare case

Happening In Mississippi

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – An attorney is trying to force former Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant to release text messages or other communications about the state improperly using welfare money on development of a concussion drug backed by retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre.

The intent to subpoena records from Bryant was filed Friday by an attorney for the nephew of a former Mississippi Department of Human Services director.

Bryant’s attorney, Billy Quin, says Monday that the subpoena is “being misused for political purposes.”

Bryant was governor for two terms, ending in 2020. A Human Services lawsuit seeks to recover millions of dollars in misspent welfare money in one of the poorest states in the U.S.

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10/10/2022 3:20:31 PM (GMT -5:00)

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