Fairley, Fletcher indicted

The Rev. Kenneth Fairley of Hattiesburg and businessman Artie Fletcher of Picayune have been indicted on multiple federal charges involving theft of government money and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

The charges stem from federal funds issued to the City of Hattiesburg to rehabilitate several properties in the city. The money came from the Department of Housing and Urban Development…

…The money “had come into his possession and under his care by virtue of a HUD grant awarded by the City of Hattiesburg to Pinebelt Community Services.”