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Trial Date Official For Ted DiBiase Jr.’s Fraud Case

June 17, 2024 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Ted DiBiase Jr’s trial date on charges of fraud is now official. PWInsider reports that the Mississippi Southern District Court has confirmed that DiBiase Jr’s criminal trial will start on January 7th, 2025 as had been expected. A pre-trial conference is set for December 13th at 9 AM ET.

As reported, DiBiase Jr. was charged in April with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and to commit theft concerning programs receiving federal funds, six counts of wire fraud, two counts of theft concerning programs receiving federal funds, and four counts of money laundering in the Mississippi Welfare fraud scandal. He has pled not guilty and the trial was originally scheduled to start on June 20th before the government filed a motion asking for a delay due to the massive amount of discovery that both sides needed to review.

The charges are related to the scandal regarding misappropriation of funds from the Mississippi Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs. If convicted, DiBiase Jr. faces maximum penalty of five years for the charge of conspiracy, a maximum of 20 years for each wire fraud count, and a penalty of 10 years for each count of theft and each count of money laundering.

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