Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Fairley convicted

The Reverend Kenneth Fairly will have an opportunity to establish a chapter of Prison Fellowship Ministries as an inmate.  The U.S. Attorney issued the following press release:


Hattiesburg, Miss – On Monday, September 12, 2016, a federal jury found Kenneth Fairley, 62, of Hattiesburg, guilty of carrying out a scheme to defraud the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis. The guilty verdict came after a six day trial in Hattiesburg before U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett.

Fairley was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and two counts of theft of government money. He will be sentenced on November 21, 2016 and faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison and $750,000 fine.

Fairley and his co-conspirator, Artie Fletcher, devised a scheme to defraud HUD in connection with a government contract issued to the City of Hattiesburg for the rehabilitation of two residential properties located within the city limits. The project was supported by federal funding and was executed through sub-contracted work to be completed by Pinebelt Community Services, a local non-profit operated by Fairley. Fairley conspired with co-conspirator Fletcher to fraudulently perform the work for a lesser amount than represented on the HUD contract, with the difference in the bid and actual costs being transferred to Fairley, through Fletcher, for purposes not intended by the government contract.

Artie Fletcher previously pled guilty to a Criminal Information charging him with misprision of a felony. He will be sentenced on December 19, 2016, and faces a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, IRS – Criminal Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Mississippi State Auditor’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jay Golden and Abe McGlothin.


Anonymous said...

Time for USM to re-introduce the bond issue with Fairley locked up.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't this "gent" the agent for Walter Payton?

Anonymous said...

I thought Bud Holmes was Payton's agent

Anonymous said...

It was Bud Holmes. Fairley meddled with Marcus Dupree's career and stole his money.

Anonymous said...

"ESPN 30 for 30: The Best That Never Was". If you haven't watched it, do yourself a favor and look it up. Marcus Dupree was a helluva football player. Kenneth Fairley is a snake.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully this will send a message to some of these "reverend" hustlers who use the church as a cover up for all kinds of get rich quick money grabs. After they have tried their scams out in the open, they retreat to the relative safety of the pulpit and usually victimize the most vulnerable in society. Fairley is the poster boy.

Kiln said...

Was Fairley Brett Favre's agent at one time?

Anonymous said...

Fairley was never Favre's agent.

However, Fairley was the agent of former USM wide receiver Louis Lipps, who played professionally for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Anonymous said...

Defendants in Hattiesburg's mortgage-flipping scheme faced sentencing in federal court on Tuesday.
After hours of motions from attorneys representing defendants Kimberly Castle, Kenneth Stalnaker and Richard Lucas, Judge Keith Starrett handed down sentences against seven people for their roles in the scheme.
In 2007 Closing attorney Kim Castle was sentenced to 48 months in prison with restitution of more than $1.3 million to pay. Kenneth Stalnaker was given 28 months in prison and more than $938,000 in restitution, and Richard Lucas got 168 months and more than $1 million in restitution to pay.
But before Lucas was sentenced, an issue between his attorneys and the government attorneys arose. The confusion was over whether Lucas had smoked marijuana in recent days and whether he was mentally fit to face sentencing.
Meanwhile Ken Fairley Jr, Michael Cox, Jacqueline Mosely and Loreta Joy Champ were sentenced to between three years on probation and nine years in prison. Fines ranged from $91,000 to more than $173,000. Even though Fairley was the real ringleader in this criminal enterprise he only received probation because someone intervened on his behalf. Wonder who?

Anonymous said...

The comment @ 7:39 is from a case in 2007 in which the closing attorney received 48 months for signing the HUD-1 closing statements. Fairley walked.He has been a pariah in the community for some time.

Ray Guy Kixxem High.. said...

Wasn't Fairley with the Quarterback's mother in the stands, three years ago, the night she hollered, "Leave my boy name outcho mouf" and got herself escorted from the stadium?

Surely this question be as relevant as some of the others similarly framed.

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