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New Texts Shed Light On Welfare Scandal As Brett Favre Hires Ex-Trump Lawyer

a photo of Brett Favre and Donald Trump standing side-by-side next to a golf hole in front of a pond, both holding golf clubs. Trump is wearing a red "USA" hat and holding a thumb up

In the wake of recent disclosures of texts related to Mississippi’s welfare scandal, retired NFL star Brett Favre has hired Eric D. Herschmann, an Austin, Texas-based attorney who served as a lawyer for former President Donald Trump. Herschmann will represent Favre amid the ongoing investigations and civil suit over what State Auditor and Hinds County District Jody Owens called the largest welfare-fraud scandal in Mississippi history when they announced their investigation in February 2020.