According to the Associated Press, per court documents filed in June, Federal Authorities are trying to seize the $1.5 million home of former WWE Superstar Ted DiBiase, Jr.
The attempt at seizing the Madison, Mississippi home comes months after Ted’s brother Brett DiBiase was indicted in one of the largest public embezzlement cases in Mississippi United States history from this past February.
Also, as per the same Associated Press report, a state audit from back in 2019 revealed that DiBiase’s family received millions of dollars from Mississippi’s welfare agency through nonprofits, business deals and travel reimbursements over the past few years. Meanwhile, the Mississippi Department of Human Services had denied more than 98% of its individual applicants for welfare.
Mississippi is one of the poorest states in the United States as per a report released that past May. Mississippi state auditor Shad White stated that his employees identified $94 million in questionable spending by the Department of Human Services, including payments with no clear connection to helping needy people. A former Human Services director and five other people were indicted on state charges of embezzling about $4 million.
DiBiase’s brother Brett briefly worked at Mississippi’s Department of Human Services and was later indicted on charges of stealing $48,000 in welfare money. Brett DiBiase pleaded not guilty. Authorities say Brett DiBiase was paid to teach drug abuse classes in Mississippi even though he was in a luxury drug rehabilitation program in Malibu, California, at the time.
The AP report also stated Ted DiBiase Jr. and his wife were less than a week away from finalizing the sale of their French colonial lakeside house when federal agents delivered paperwork to the person handling the sale, per DiBiase’s attorney, Scott Gilbert.
If should be noted that Ted DiBiase, Jr. was never an employee of Mississippi’s Department of Human Services, but he did work with the agency on his “Law of 16” program, which was a self-help leadership training program.
As of this report, Ted DiBiase, Jr. has not been accused of a crime.