Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase’s son, Brett DiBiase, admitted guilt to charges of conspiring to defraud the United States and now faces a lengthy prison sentence.
Brett was under contract with WWE from 2008 to 2011 and made an on-screen cameo at Summerslam 2009, despite not being as well-known as his father or brother.
DiBiase admitted guilt to one count of conspiring to defraud the United States on March 1 in U.S. District Court, according to WLBT.
Together with a few others, DiBiase stole millions of dollars from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families programme.
Restore2 LLC, a company owned by Brett, has been charged with aiding in the cover-up of $48,000 in payments made through a series of fictitious and fraudulent claims.
Authorities asserted that DiBiase was paid for teaching drug abuse seminars that he did not deliver and that he was instead at a posh California recovery centre.
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He entered the plea more than two years after entering a guilty plea in Hinds County Circuit Court to two offences.
The three plea agreements are related to what has reportedly been Mississippi’s largest case of public theft.
Ted, Brett’s father, a WWE NXT wrestler in 2021, collected more than $2.1 million in state welfare funds for his ministry.
DiBiase Sr. was sentenced by a court in October 2021 to repay $722,299 of the stolen money.
The DiBiases, including Ted Jr., were sued by the Mississippi Department of Human Services in May 2017 to recoup more than $20 million in funds that had been obtained illegally.
In addition to his sentence, Brett DiBiase may also be subject to a $250k fine and a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison.
Million Dollar man has yet to comment on this developing situation.