Mississippi Swindle

by Shad White

Mississippi Swindle

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This riveting expose details how a small team of auditors and investigators, led by the youngest State Auditor in the country, uncovered a brazen scheme where the powerful stole millions in welfare funds from the poor in a sprawling conspiracy that stretched from Mississippi to Malibu. Well-connected donors, highly placed officials, and popular public figures, including Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre, diverted tens of millions of dollars from the federal government's TANF - temporary assistance for needy families - programme until a Republican auditor, his small team of dedicated investigators, and a Democratic prosecutor joined forces to hold them accountable in the face of intense obstruction and harassment. Peopled with unforgettable characters - from the perpetrators; to the impoverished citizens for whom the money was intended; to the investigators, prosecutors, and reporters who held them to account - Mississippi Swindle is a political and true crime drama that highlights larger crises while appealing to a broad nationwide audience.
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This riveting expose details how a small team of auditors and investigators, led by the youngest State Auditor in the country, uncovered a brazen scheme where the powerful stole millions in welfare funds from the poor in a sprawling conspiracy that stretched from Mississippi to Malibu. Well-connected donors, highly placed officials, and popular public figures, including Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre, diverted tens of millions of dollars from the federal government's TANF - temporary assistance for needy families - programme until a Republican auditor, his small team of dedicated investigators, and a Democratic prosecutor joined forces to hold them accountable in the face of intense obstruction and harassment. Peopled with unforgettable characters - from the perpetrators; to the impoverished citizens for whom the money was intended; to the investigators, prosecutors, and reporters who held them to account - Mississippi Swindle is a political and true crime drama that highlights larger crises while appealing to a broad nationwide audience.