Agriculture Commissioner

2:15 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

The Rise and Fall of Richie Farmer

Credit Rick Howlett


 As the University of Kentucky Wildcats prepare for their NCAA  basketball tournament showdown with Louisville on Friday, one of the most popular players from UK’s storied past is reporting to federal prison.

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2:48 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Federal Prosecutors Want 27 Months in Prison For Farmer

Credit Ed Reinke / AP

Federal prosecutors want former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Rich Farmer to serve 27-months in prison and pay $120,500 in restitution to the state.

In a sentencing memo filed Friday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth Taylor says failing to punish Farmer's conduct will lead to it becoming "part of the culture of government." Farmer pleaded guilty in September to two counts of misappropriating government resources while overseeing the Agriculture Department. 

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