Ted DiBiase Jr., though carrying the weight of his father’s legacy in professional wrestling, did not achieve the same level of fame during his tenure in WWE. However, he will now be remembered for his involvement in an embezzlement scheme where millions of dollars were misappropriated in a significant scam. In fact, his criminal case has now been postponed to 2025.

Ted DiBiase Jr. is involved in Mississippi’s largest welfare embezzlement scam in the state’s history and is facing numerous serious charges. The son of The Million Dollar Man pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States.

Brett DiBiase previously pled guilty to two charges in Hinds County Circuit Court. He was also charged with six counts of wire fraud and four counts of money laundering. The former WWE Superstar is currently facing up to five years in federal prison and fine of up to $250,000 in addition to his sentence in state court. If convicted on all counts, DiBiase could face a maximum of 45 years imprisonment and million-dollar fine.

DiBiase was supposed to stand trial on 16th July, 2024 with a pre-trial conference set for 21st June, 2024. However, PWInsider reported that Mississippi Southern District Court’s Judge Carlton W. Reeves has recused himself from the criminal trial against former WWE star Ted DiBiase Jr. in Mississippi.


The reason for this recusal was not specified. Magistrate Judge LaKeysha Greer Isaac has been appointed to oversee the trial in place of Judge Reeves. Due to these developments, the jury trial against DiBiase Jr. has been rescheduled to January 7, 2025.

Ted DiBiase has already commented on his son’s arrest. Only time will tell how the case will be handled next year, but it certainly does not look good for Ted DiBiase Jr. right now.

What’s your view on this criminal case? Do you think Ted DiBiase Jr. will be imprisoned for a very long time? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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