Is Ted DiBiase Jr free now? Former WWE Superstar Ted DiBiase Jr., who ended up with multiple charges of theft, fraud, and money laundering, is getting attention on his case updates.
In 2022, the Mississippi Department of Human Services sued DiBiase after allegedly embezzling millions of dollars in a massive scam.
Read to learn more about his case update now.
Ted DiBiase Jr., born November 8, 1982, is a former American wrestler and actor. He is best known for his tenure in WWE.
Ted comes from the famed DiBiase family and made his debut in 2006, winning the Fusion Pro Tag Team Championship in 2007.
After signing with WWE in 2007, he found success in Florida Championship Wrestling and rose to popularity on television in 2008, creating a tag team with Cody Rhodes and joining The Legacy group.
Later, in 2010, he took the Million Dollar Championship gimmick, and in 2011, he formed the “DiBiase Posse,” connecting with fans through pre-show tailgating parties.
Post-WWE in 2013, DiBiase continued wrestling on the independent circuit until his 2020 retirement. Moreover, he founded the Ted DiBiase Foundation and entered business as VP for One Life,
In addition, DiBiase also delved into acting, starring in “The Marine 2,” released in 2009. He also made appearances on late-night shows and hosted his YouTube series.
Ted DiBiase Jr. Charged in Mississippi Welfare Fraud Case
Former WWE star Ted DiBiase is in hot water over a welfare fraud scandal in Mississippi.
He has allegedly embezzled millions of dollars from the Emergency Food Assistance Program and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
As per the court records, the former WWE Tag Team Champion spent the money on lavish purchases such as a yacht, a vehicle, and a down payment on a property.
DiBiase was charged with six counts of wire fraud, four counts of money laundering, and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and theft.
If proven guilty of all counts, DiBiase could have been sentenced to over 100 years in prison.
However, DiBiase was pleaded not guilty during a brief court appearance. Commenting on his son’s case, Ted Sr., a WWE Legend, labeled the charges as a “bunch of garbage.”
Previously, in 2022, the former director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, John Davis, pleaded guilty to state and federal charges.
He was involved in welfare misspending in the state’s largest public corruption case, including $160,000 spent on drug rehabilitation for Brett DiBiase, Ted Jr.’s brother.
Ted DiBiase Jr Case Update
After arresting DiBiase in April 2023, authorities had scheduled a new trial on June 20.
Previously, he was released on an unsecured $10,000 bond on April 21 after pleading not guilty and was.
His trial was initially scheduled for June 20th, 2023. However, the government requested an extension to give both sides more time to investigate the case and prepare for trial.
On his release, Ted says to the waiting reporter, “Nah, Jesus loves you brother and God bless you, man.”
Moreover, after a pre-trial conference on June 21, 2023, his next hearing reportedly is scheduled for July 16, 2023.