By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Brett DiBiase has been indicted on embezzlement charges of embezzling over $4 million in welfare money from the state of Mississippi. The Heart of David Ministries, run by WWE Hall of Famer Ted DiBiase, received $2.1 million in state welfare money, though Ted has not been indicted. APNews reports that Brett was hired by the Department of Human Services and worked there for roughly a year. Brett and another employee have also also been charged with faking invoices to channel $48,000 so that Brett could attend drug treatment in Malibu, California. Read more at APNews.com.
Powell’s POV: Ted has yet to comment on the matter publicly, and the story states that a woman who answered the door at his residence referred to the original reporting of the story by The Clarion Ledger as “fictitious” and declined further comment. Brett worked in the WWE developmental system before a knee injury ended his career in 2011. One can only hope that a variation of this story end up being the plot of a future season of HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features Vice TV's "Dark Side of the Ring" executive producers Evan Husney and Jason Eisner discussing the March 24 second season premiere focusing on the Benoit family tragedy, plus their pro wrestling fandom, the show's name and origins, highlights of season two, Chris Jericho becoming the narrator, and much more...