WWE Hall Of Famer & Family Ordered To Repay Millions Of Misused Dollars

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Ted DiBiase, a WWE Hall of Famer, and two of his sons have been ordered to repay nearly $5 million in misappropriated welfare funds.

Brett DiBiase, Ted DiBiase’s son, was one of six people arrested in early 2020 as part of an investigation into an embezzlement scheme involving welfare funds for the state of Mississippi. Brett was working as a deputy administrator for the Mississippi Department of Human Services at the time of his arrest.

Following this, State Auditor Shad White issued letters demanding the money to be repaid.

According to a new report from Mississippi Today, the names of those involved have been revealed, as well as the amount they owe the state.

Ted DiBiase Jr., a former WWE Superstar, must repay $3.9 million, while his father, the ironically named “Million Dollar Man,” must pay $722,299. The money comes from funds received by his Christian ministry in order to help underprivileged teenagers.

Brett DiBiase, one of only two people to plead guilty in connection with the scheme, has been ordered to pay $225,950.

Ted DiBiase began his wrestling career in 1974 and later worked for WWE and WCW. During his time in WWE in 1987, he debuted as his most famous persona, “The Million Dollar Man.”

It was a character who gave birth to the Million Dollar Championship as well as his own stable, and he is still well-known today.

In 2010, DiBiase was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. The star recently returned to the WWE limelight, this time on NXT in a storyline involving Cameron Grimes, LA Knight, and the reintroduced Million Dollar Championship.

Ted DiBiase Jr. also worked for WWE, appearing from 2007 to 2013, during which time he captured the WWE Tag Team Championship with Cody Rhodes.