Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre’s deposition in the ongoing welfare fraud civil litigation has been postponed until December.

Days after local and national news outlets reported that Mississippi Department of Human Services had scheduled the time and place for Favre to give sworn testimony in the case, both parties agreed to push the date from Oct. 26 to Dec. 11.

The initial date would have meant that the face-to-face Favre inquiry, a national media event, would have taken place just days before a heated gubernatorial race, for which the welfare scandal has emerged as a centerpiece.

But both Favre and Mississippi Department of Human Services, the state agency suing him and 46 others, requested that the testimony transcript be held confidential, at least initially.

The latest notice, filed Friday, does not name a location for the planned deposition.

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Anna Wolfe is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who covers inequity and corruption in government safety net programs, nonprofit service providers and institutions affecting the marginalized. She began reporting for Mississippi Today in 2018, after she approached the editor with the idea of starting a poverty beat, the first of its kind in the state. Wolfe has received national recognition for her years-long coverage of Mississippi’s welfare program, in which she exposed new details about how officials funneled tens of millions of federal public assistance funds away from needy families and instead to their friends, families and the pet projects of famous athletes. Since joining Mississippi Today, she has received several national honors including the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting, the Livingston Award, two Goldsmith Prizes for Investigative Reporting, the Collier Prize for State Government Accountability, the Sacred Cat Award, the Nellie Bly Award, the John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Award, the Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award, the Sidney Award, the National Press Foundation’s Poverty and Inequality Award and others. Previously, Wolfe worked for three years at Clarion Ledger, Mississippi’s statewide newspaper, where she covered city hall, health care, and wrote stories about hunger and medical billing, earning the Bill Minor Prize for Investigative Journalism two years in a row. Born and raised on the Puget Sound in Washington State, Wolfe moved to Mississippi in 2012 to attend Mississippi State University, where she currently serves on the Digital Journalism Advisory Board. She has lived in Jackson, Mississippi since graduating in 2014.