Ex-Milford prosecutor faces jail

A man whose job it was to put people in jail faces time behind bars himself after pleading guilty today to stealing more than $55,000 meant for crime victims and charities while he was a Milford prosecutor. Full Story
Mom2Boys

West Hartford, CT

#21 Aug 7, 2008
gambling addiction is very serious.

Since: Mar 08

Stratford, CT

#22 Aug 8, 2008
Mom2Boys wrote:
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As odd as it may sound..I completely agree that there is that 1% of people that have a completely different spin to their crimes. happened to someone very close to me. Nicest guy you ever met, husband, father of three girls, etc. Just not one to go to jail. Very hard for people to understand until they actually know this person. Sorry for your friend..hope he gets a good jury.
I agree..judge not lest ye be judged None of us is perfect...however while I may have compassion for this person did he have any for others prior to his "Revelation"? Don't know him just an honest question
Anonymous from New Haven

Shelton, CT

#23 Aug 13, 2008
Ralph Stevens wrote:
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Did you read the article? He is getting up to 3 years to serve in jail and has lost his job and law license. I would not call that "nothing"
I would not call that nothing either. Personally, I consider him to be a liar and very mean, who will stoop to any level to appease self-serving, corrupted officials. Yet, he is part of corrupted connection and I hope they all go down. I met a woman who was raped by two men while her husband was at work. She reported it, had rape kit done. Mark Hurley convicted her! His reason? They took a video on their phone and it showed no resistance! Anyone who knows anything about attacks like that knows that women are trained not to resist. Though some do, and I have myself on one occasion, it doesn't usually work. The attacker becomes more aggressive. Secondly, it kept her from getting help from the very fund that he was stealing from. Also, a very devoted father and construction employee was charged on a drug crime, which was obviously planted. His union attorney advised him to take AR; Hurley should have thrown it out due to its absurdity. AR is a first-time offender program. This man was informed that it was an immediate dismissal. Prosecutors have a responsibility to ensure that any accused person understands the charges and understands the options for pleaing. There was a strategy here. They run that courthouse to rake in the dough, not be ministers of justice.
His Friends in Trumbull

Monroe, CT

#25 Sep 17, 2008
Mark,

You are a good man and have the rest of your life ahead of you. Your family is most important

A man is measured not by what he has, but what he overcomes!

You have a long road ahead of you, Godspeed!

the postting of a comment is a direct refelection of the spirit who writes it.....
Bubba

West Milford, NJ

#26 Sep 17, 2008
Send him we are all waiting for that moment he gets here we are going to have some sexual fun with this hippocrit !
THE HANGING JUDGE

West Milford, NJ

#27 Sep 17, 2008
His Friends in Trumbull wrote:
Mark,
You are a good man and have the rest of your life ahead of you. Your family is most important
A man is measured not by what he has, but what he overcomes!
You have a long road ahead of you, Godspeed!
the postting of a comment is a direct refelection of the spirit who writes it.....
Good man my ass , he's a friggin thief , bubba and his friends are all waiting for you now , payback time boy !!
hah

United States

#28 Sep 17, 2008
a "good man" is NOT a thief
understanding

New Rochelle, NY

#29 Sep 17, 2008
Mom2Boys wrote:
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As odd as it may sound..I completely agree that there is that 1% of people that have a completely different spin to their crimes. happened to someone very close to me. Nicest guy you ever met, husband, father of three girls, etc. Just not one to go to jail. Very hard for people to understand until they actually know this person. Sorry for your friend..hope he gets a good jury.
I agree with you, about not understanding if You don't know the person.
The nicest kids/people can get themselves in trouble in one moment.
This is a grown man. This guy did something over and over, and finally got caught.
So sure

New Rochelle, NY

#30 Sep 17, 2008
Annoyed wrote:
I know Mark Hurley very well and although this article makes him sound like a thief and a crook(it has good reason to) he really isnt. Mark had a problem and has since then seeked help. Alot of you are going to read this and think im defending his actions even though Im not. Im simple stating that the 10 years suggested sentence may fit the crime but it doesnt suit mark. He is a loving, caring, gentle father and family man. Some of your responses are going to be "dont do the crime if you cant do the time" and i understand that as well. But before everyone attacks him just dont know that i dont agree with his actions and i do feel as if he should be punished but a max of ten years is outrageous considering i know the type of man that mark truely is. He made a mistake. A very serious mistake but again... a mistake.
He stole Thousands Of Dollars, that were meant for Crime Victims and charities.

I'm sure this prosecutor had "caring and loving people" put away less.
I'm Sure some were put away because of a simple mistake.
I'm sure some had addictions for Gambling.
I'm sure He didn't care when He put away anyone's Husbands, Fathers, sons, young adults, people that- "Don't belong in jail".
I'm sure He didn't blink ,when he put away someones kid, for making a mistake!
Mom in Milford

United States

#31 Sep 18, 2008
So sure wrote:
<quoted text>
He stole Thousands Of Dollars, that were meant for Crime Victims and charities.
I'm sure this prosecutor had "caring and loving people" put away less.
I'm Sure some were put away because of a simple mistake.
I'm sure some had addictions for Gambling.
I'm sure He didn't care when He put away anyone's Husbands, Fathers, sons, young adults, people that- "Don't belong in jail".
I'm sure He didn't blink ,when he put away someones kid, for making a mistake!
Really? Is that heartless? I don't even know him. I wonder if being a lawyer, judge, etc. for so long you just become numb to peoples feelings.
So Sure

New Rochelle, NY

#32 Sep 18, 2008
He stole $85,000. Sure, ok call him numb. He's numb to peoples feelings. He has to be to take that much money meant for Crime Victims Families and Charities...

Some people here are saying He was a Father or Husband, Loving and Caring.

Someone else mentioned kind of people that- "Don't belong in jail".

My point is There are plenty of people who make 1 dumb mistake, and are really loving caring people.
He, being a numb prosecutor didn't blink as He gave someone the Max. while their wife, or parents stood by watching a whole life ruined,,,RUINED because The prosecutor was a numb person.
The Artful Dodger

Cranston, RI

#33 Oct 27, 2008
The Galactic Ghoul wrote:
He is still is a doof.
Grab some sill & bite the pillow.
-My karma runs over your dogma.
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Hey there pillow-biter, just thought you would like to know that word is that Mr. Hurley is doing very well and making good use of his time. It appears that he has far more support than anyone thought he did. Looks like he is getting the credit he deserves for all of the good things that he's done while paying for the bad things as well. KARMA!!!
DW of Mlfd

Bayonne, NJ

#34 Oct 8, 2010
He walks away w/payng only 2,000.00 dollars. I guess to hell with everyone he screwed. He is a lawyer/prosecutor and gets away with a slap on the hand. I used to believe in the justice system, but I see it only works for the certain few. Why is everyone feeling so bad for him. People face addiction problems of every sort every day and no one gives a dam, yet he is such a good father, husband, etc. If he was so great he would not have been a selfish piece of crap who thought he was above the law, he would have thought of his family and kids. Once again another scam artist who almost got away with it. Sorry a cry baby scam artist who did get away with it.
ZELDA

Cromwell, CT

#35 Nov 3, 2010
Anonymous from New Haven wrote:
<quoted text>
I would not call that nothing either. Personally, I consider him to be a liar and very mean, who will stoop to any level to appease self-serving, corrupted officials. Yet, he is part of corrupted connection and I hope they all go down. I met a woman who was raped by two men while her husband was at work. She reported it, had rape kit done. Mark Hurley convicted her! His reason? They took a video on their phone and it showed no resistance! Anyone who knows anything about attacks like that knows that women are trained not to resist. Though some do, and I have myself on one occasion, it doesn't usually work. The attacker becomes more aggressive. Secondly, it kept her from getting help from the very fund that he was stealing from. Also, a very devoted father and construction employee was charged on a drug crime, which was obviously planted. His union attorney advised him to take AR; Hurley should have thrown it out due to its absurdity. AR is a first-time offender program. This man was informed that it was an immediate dismissal. Prosecutors have a responsibility to ensure that any accused person understands the charges and understands the options for pleaing. There was a strategy here. They run that courthouse to rake in the dough, not be ministers of justice.
another politician
ZELDA

Cromwell, CT

#36 Nov 3, 2010
DW of Mlfd wrote:
He walks away w/payng only 2,000.00 dollars. I guess to hell with everyone he screwed. He is a lawyer/prosecutor and gets away with a slap on the hand. I used to believe in the justice system, but I see it only works for the certain few. Why is everyone feeling so bad for him. People face addiction problems of every sort every day and no one gives a dam, yet he is such a good father, husband, etc. If he was so great he would not have been a selfish piece of crap who thought he was above the law, he would have thought of his family and kids. Once again another scam artist who almost got away with it. Sorry a cry baby scam artist who did get away with it.
do what I say, not as I DO!!!
real shame, BUT, that's our politicians
Buford T Justice

North Bergen, NJ

#37 Dec 4, 2010
Annoyed wrote:
I know Mark Hurley very well and although this article makes him sound like a thief and a crook(it has good reason to) he really isnt. Mark had a problem and has since then seeked help. Alot of you are going to read this and think im defending his actions even though Im not. Im simple stating that the 10 years suggested sentence may fit the crime but it doesnt suit mark. He is a loving, caring, gentle father and family man. Some of your responses are going to be "dont do the crime if you cant do the time" and i understand that as well. But before everyone attacks him just dont know that i dont agree with his actions and i do feel as if he should be punished but a max of ten years is outrageous considering i know the type of man that mark truely is. He made a mistake. A very serious mistake but again... a mistake.
just think of all those people that were in front of him that made a mistake and were shown no leniency...... they ended up in jail some with the harshest sentences....they should send this bum away for the next 20 yrs to set an example so all the other crooks in the judicial system wake up and smell the coffee.

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#38 Dec 4, 2010
My family agree with #37.

Since: Mar 08

Stratford, CT

#39 Dec 4, 2010
Buford T Justice wrote:
<quoted text>
just think of all those people that were in front of him that made a mistake and were shown no leniency...... they ended up in jail some with the harshest sentences....they should send this bum away for the next 20 yrs to set an example so all the other crooks in the judicial system wake up and smell the coffee.
Amen!!!!

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#40 Dec 4, 2010
Amen.....
ZELDA

Cromwell, CT

#41 Dec 6, 2010
Annoyed wrote:
I know Mark Hurley very well and although this article makes him sound like a thief and a crook(it has good reason to) he really isnt. Mark had a problem and has since then seeked help. Alot of you are going to read this and think im defending his actions even though Im not. Im simple stating that the 10 years suggested sentence may fit the crime but it doesnt suit mark. He is a loving, caring, gentle father and family man. Some of your responses are going to be "dont do the crime if you cant do the time" and i understand that as well. But before everyone attacks him just dont know that i dont agree with his actions and i do feel as if he should be punished but a max of ten years is outrageous considering i know the type of man that mark truely is. He made a mistake. A very serious mistake but again... a mistake.
with all the education needed to become a lawyer, it seems like the "gentle loving, caring family man" excuse is used way too often for the public to overlook the crime....gee, I could become a lawyer, too. Now in this instance, we're seeing the same adjectives being used to describe this crook....
Let me tell you something, if I found out that someone was stealing my donations (which I always have done for the animal projects especially) I would be VERY upset and ask for some restituion for the crook....that is hard earned money being donated to a specific cause someone wants to go to the charity...not Joe Blow

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