Former Asst. U.S. Attorney offers thoughts on Fairley's conviction

JONES COUNTY, Miss. - Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mike Hurst offered his thought on Hattiesburg Pastor Kenneth Fairley's conviction.

Hurst assisted with the indictment of Fairley on government theft and conspiracy charges. He told FOX 23 news, he cannot tell us more information regarding the Fairley case.

“Unfortunately I cannot talk about what was turned in with the U.S. Attorney's Office" said Hurst.

He added, "But I think justice was served in the Pine Belt and I think the community was happy with the outcome.”

Hurst left the U.S. Attorney's Office and stepped down from the case before running for Mississippi Attorney General against Jim Hood.

Fairley was found guilty on all three counts of government theft and conspiracy.

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