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
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Paul

Bridgeport, CT

#1 Aug 6, 2008
L. Mark Hurley meet Bubba.
Annoyed

New Rochelle, NY

#2 Aug 6, 2008
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.
Shark

West Babylon, NY

#3 Aug 6, 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.
I would not call this a serious mistake, but a major violation of Public Trust. I vaguely knew Hurley from my business at the Court House,but as far as I knew he was a big bat. This is big news, a State Attorney stealing from the Public. Who can you trust?
JC Jr

Rutland, VT

#4 Aug 6, 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 is a convicted thief and liar, a traitor to his profession, his colleagues and his oath. Eff him.
james beardsley

Stratford, CT

#5 Aug 6, 2008
HE wiLL GET NOTHING ITS THE WAY CONNECTICUT WORKS
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AOL

#6 Aug 6, 2008
He's a disgrace to his profession, and a poor example to his family and others. He deserves what he gets.
The Artful Dodger

Cranston, RI

#7 Aug 6, 2008
So many are quick to pass judgment without knowing all of the facts and circumstances. It's true that Mark needs to face the music but too many of you get a rise from other people's mistakes and misfortunes. Wait until it's your turn, I'll prepare the noose, see you at the gallows
Ralph Stevens

Newtown, CT

#8 Aug 6, 2008
james beardsley wrote:
HE wiLL GET NOTHING ITS THE WAY CONNECTICUT WORKS
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"
james beardsley

Stratford, CT

#9 Aug 6, 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"
wow 3 years

Since: Mar 08

Stratford, CT

#10 Aug 6, 2008
Shark wrote:
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I would not call this a serious mistake, but a major violation of Public Trust. I vaguely knew Hurley from my business at the Court House,but as far as I knew he was a big bat. This is big news, a State Attorney stealing from the Public. Who can you trust?
I agree. SEEMS -ONLY IN GOD CAN WE TRUST!

Since: Mar 08

Stratford, CT

#11 Aug 6, 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"
Big Woopie! you play- you pay!Once in a while Justice is served!
Ralph Stevens

Newtown, CT

#12 Aug 6, 2008
And he is paying big time. The guy had a bad gambling problem which has been addresed with treatment and he is working 60 hours a week to raise the money to pay everything back before he is sentenced. He was an excellent Prosecutor otherwise. He can never work in the Law field again and Justice was served in this case
Bwuhaaa O well

Benet Lake, WI

#13 Aug 6, 2008
I think hes a dead man no matter what prison they send him to in any state -once the word is out- hes toast..........
lol, good, serves him right
The Artful Dodger

Cranston, RI

#14 Aug 6, 2008
Bwuhaaa O well wrote:
I think hes a dead man no matter what prison they send him to in any state -once the word is out- hes toast..........
lol, good, serves him right
Chances are he'll be in protective custody. They're not going to just feed him to the lions like they're doing here. He's already paying dearly and will continue to pay. I don't condone what he did but some of you people need to get a grip. You all want to see someone's nuts chopped off as long as it isn't you or someone you care about. I'm not saying you can't have it your way, just make sure you distribute your justice equally. When you make a mistake drop your pants and allow the people you've offended to bust out the butterknives and go to work!!
The Galactic Ghoul

Middletown, CT

#15 Aug 6, 2008
He is still is a doof.
Grab some sill & bite the pillow.
-My karma runs over your dogma.
The Artful Dodger wrote:
So many are quick to pass judgment without knowing all of the facts and circumstances. It's true that Mark needs to face the music but too many of you get a rise from other people's mistakes and misfortunes. Wait until it's your turn, I'll prepare the noose, see you at the gallows
The Artful Dodger

Cranston, RI

#16 Aug 6, 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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You've already used your little dogma catch phrase the first time an article on this topic surfaced. If I remember correctly you knew Mark in the past and were thrilled to see that he was in trouble. Are you a bit jealous of his success? It's not his fault that you turned out to be a loser, I think you need to look closer to home to find the individuals that have influenced your poor decisions and ultimate failures. Sounds to me like you've been biting the pillow most of your life. How do those feathers taste?
The Artful Dodger

Cranston, RI

#17 Aug 6, 2008
The Galactic Ghoul wrote:
He is still is a doof.
Grab some sill & bite the pillow.
-My karma runs over your dogma.
<quoted text>
Hey Galactic Ghirl, where are you? What's the matter, Bubba got your tongue?
james beardsley

Stratford, CT

#18 Aug 7, 2008
Ralph Stevens wrote:
And he is paying big time. The guy had a bad gambling problem which has been addresed with treatment and he is working 60 hours a week to raise the money to pay everything back before he is sentenced. He was an excellent Prosecutor otherwise. He can never work in the Law field again and Justice was served in this case
i disagree those people should be held to a higher standing ..that guy sent alot of people to jail and was doing the same thing..he should get 20 years

Since: Mar 08

Stratford, CT

#19 Aug 7, 2008
james beardsley wrote:
<quoted text>i disagree those people should be held to a higher standing ..that guy sent alot of people to jail and was doing the same thing..he should get 20 years
With you 100% on that thought..well put & true!
Mom2Boys

West Hartford, CT

#20 Aug 7, 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.
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.

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