Former Ky. Star and Republican Politician to Serve 27 Months

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Date Originated: January of 2014
Categories: Prisons & Richie Farmer
Richer Farmer, former star Kentucky point guard and republican agriculture commissioner of Kentucky, was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison for spending public funds on himself and his family during his tenure in state government. Farmer will be serving the maximum possible sentence for his offence and was also ordered to pay the $120,500 that he illegally spent. The University of Kentucky has expressed regret about his actions, but has decided not to remove his retired jersey from the rafters in Rupp Arena.
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